Monday, March 28, 2011

Scars in the Afterglow

Scars in the Afterglow

Her skin still glistened, wet
with the remnants of ecstasy.
I, with the gentlest touch,
began to trace the scars
on her back with my fingers.
Slowly she drifted off
as I kissed her shoulder.
I savored the saltiness on my lips
and her scent filled my senses.
The motion of time gave way to stillness
as I continued to trace the scars.
She woke, and with a sad smile sighed,
“so that is how it’s supposed to be”.
She dressed quickly,
seductive red satin falling
delicately over the cicatrix maze
that was forever etched in my mind.

SMG

19 comments:

Anthony Desmond said...

greatly written piece. romantic & descriptive.. nice

Beachanny said...

Sensuous -- written around a center of pain..previous, once, perhaps again. Tres tristesse as the French might say if I got my gender right. I guess it really is all about getting the gender right. I thought this touching, well written, tight.

Monkey Man said...

Very sensual piece.

wkkortas said...

The two terms that come to mind when reading this are "sophisticated" and "elegant". It's well constructed, sensual without being cheaply erotic. It's fine stuff.

signed...bkm said...

romantic and painful...for not to know what true loving is, carrying scars of a past...is sad and hard to resolve even with time...bkm

lori said...

The picture is lovely, and so is the poem. The words feel soft and tender and etched with sadness.

Diana Lee said...

I adore this piece, for reasons I'm not sure I can explain. By far, one of my very favorites of yours, so far :)

Brian Miller said...

very sensual piece...my wife has a scar across her neck i often like to trace...love the scars as well as the smooth, they are all a part...

Andy said...

Sensual & nicely done.

Lucy Fur Leaps said...

Evocative and sophisticated...

repressedsoul said...

beautifully and sensitively written Steven, loved the alliteration of the s in sad smile sighed, I've often wondered how men view imperfection on perfection. It's a strong piece. Thanks for sharing

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow, that is a sensuous concoction of beauty and pain. Stunning to the senses and intriguing to the imagination.

Alegria Imperial said...

Sensuous yet controlled, the undertones being more powerful than what's said. Great shot!

emmettwheatfall.com said...

Laced with tasteful lust and affection. Great write. And the photo--picture perfect.

amyeverett said...

very beautiful I was there int hat room I felt everything. I never wanted leave. Amazing poetry as a;ways.

Claudia said...

a sensual, sad and tender moment beautifully captured

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Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

very stunning one.

Eden Baylee said...

Exsqueezeet.
eden