Her Scarlet Smeared onto Me
“Your move, Mr. Bedroom Eyes,”
the words oozed from her coiled rubies,
mingling with her strawberry scent,
joining the rest of my taunted senses.
“She’s made so right
for all the wrong things,”
I think to myself
in her moon-drenched room,
willfully ignoring my own complicities.
Even when she turns away,
concealing her lewd loveliness
in muted midnight shadows,
her elongated shaded nudity
jiggled in ways that seemed
to beckon to a deeper need
transcending the lust and greed
gripping us within this bizarre gravity.
“And don’t you dare pretend that this,”
she added, gesturing generally at the
space between us, “is all one-sided.”
She read me effortlessly, relentlessly
just as she always had, dynamically
consoling, enticing, demanding,
“It’s just us now; be honest.
Don’t act like you don’t want this.
No lies between us tonight.”
She wasn’t made for me,
but her eyes perpetrate the lie;
giving none of the game away,
expecting to be taken,
inviting me to consume
all that I crave to taste,
daring me to meet
where her heat beckons;
the divine junction of where abstraction
melts into sensation, defining touch.
Using only the sight of her
copper-kissed marbled frame,
the ripened flowered goddess’ scent,
and the hot-buttercreamed
sound of her verbal dare,
she deftly sculpted my need
to close the distance,
to thrust my ugly intent
deep inside her beautiful taunt,
to drown her velvet purrs within
undercurrents of my straining grunts,
our bodies rising, falling in unison,
fueled by primal need to occupy
the same finite space simultaneously.
This is what I want
and what she invites.
Of this, I cannot lie.
But it’s also true then, that if we
shackle ourselves to our desires,
indulging ourselves, yielding to them,
we will forever be enslaved by them.
I take a step backwards, fussing with
half the buttons on my shirt that I
don’t recall how they came undone.
Turning towards me, her smile widened
leaning into my gaze, the moonlight falling
upon her contoured sex slowly opening
in my direction, cooing her incantations;
“Even now, you would deny your ache
to possess me, knowing by your pulse
that you were already mine long before,
when we first exchanged glances,
even in that crowded space of fortunes
untold, we saw what we saw in each
other’s eyes, the clarity of potential,
the unspoken intent, and even then,
I knew you were mine,
and that you wished it so,
and while you looked away,
you couldn’t help but to return
to my gaze to see if I was
still looking, and of course I was,
with each time our eyes met,
from you, I stole yet another breath
till now as you stand apart from me,
allowing yourself to breathe
only when I will it;
draw breath now and
tell me, am I wrong?”
I look away, failing spectacularly
in my task to rebutton my shirt.
“Look at me,” she commands.
I comply, my chest becoming tight.
“Breathe,” she says gently, and
I felt my chest relax as I obeyed.
“Now, don’t lie to me,” she demands,
“and don’t lie to yourself, either.
Right here, right now, speak truth.
Tell me what you want.”
“You,” I confess, my chest
once again restricting airflow.
“Who rules your air, your earth,
your body, your soul?” she asks,
knowing the answer.
“You rule me,” I answer,
my unbuttoned shirt now
on the floor behind me,
discarded with my integrity.
“Why are you still dressed then?”
she asked, and then suddenly I wasn’t.
“Still your move, Mr. Bedroom Eyes,”
she taunted again. “I can’t do
everything for you, you know?”
I moved towards her,
overwhelmed by the ache
to feel my skin pressed into hers.
Just as our lips pressed
colors into touch,
just as I tasted her scarlet
smeared onto me,
I smirked at my
illusion of helplessness,
yielding to the power exchange
we demanded the moment
our paths crossed.
Originally posted on Medium.
Shared at dVerse Open Link Night #249. Other poets also shared their work here.
Bonus song, because I couldn’t get it out of my head after hearing the previous song: