I wrote this for my lover in August 2018. It’s about our first liaison together in June. When I shared it with him, he was concerned that I was falling in love with him. He was right to be concerned, but I didn’t let on….
Playing with Fire
For years you sat across the room
And brought your smile to me
Laughs and joy you’d bring each time
And desire to be more free.
Back and forth you’d come and go
As days rolled on and on;
Then all at once the heat rose up
and the moon was new and strong.
The rising cat moves now inside
and draws on earth’s sweet fire;
Such pounding deep within me now,
increasing my desire.
Artemis hunts till
the sweet gazelle is captured by her gaze,
And before too long
a quiet field hosts our zesty game.
The sun it penetrates my back
As we seek soft and warm;
And brings new pleasure to me now,
The first in very long.
So now the sun has moved inside
As the lion closes in;
And makes it hard to concentrate
on anything but him.
Have mercy on this goddess please
for playing with such fire;
The glow is all encompassing
and fuelling my desire.