To & Fro

by fabian cortez

Thoughts so often flow

As tendrils of water tug

Momentarily at me

Before receding only

To return comfortingly

On a hot spring day

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Burgundy rose petals

Fall into mind as

Your eyes fill me up

So vibrant glistening

With life; yet a soul

So metered with

Scars, now healing

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Your kiss finds

My mouth, in subtle

Folds of velvet

Respond, o'

Delicate scent of

Nectar, wondrous in

Its blossom

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Your tongue's waltz

To music unheard

Except within this

Dance, I embrace it

Strong to find your

Tantalizing neck, so

Encourage sighs

Of passion

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"I love you" you

Whisper; I awake

Curtains billowing

Into our room from

A sudden gust of

Wind, I ignore it

My mind still on

You, dearest heart

-

I turn to you, only to

Realise my dream is

Over, your pillow

Untouched, empty of

Its rightful companion

I rise to ease drapes

Turbulent banter

-

Returning now to rest

I find a slight scatter

Of rose petals blown

To your side of the bed

By the wind, breathing

Their bouquet, I know

Deep within

You're with me

Always

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