Why hello! Here’s an erotic poem I wrote for this week’s Wicked Wednesday – the prompt is On The Edge – this poem is about the healing power of sex – being stuck inside of ourself and on that brink of not knowing how to escape it.
Some people might not like that so read with caution.
I look down at my flesh.
There’s more of it I know,
I’m weightier these days
but I feel paper thin,
My body might seem strong and capable
but if you touch it I will dissolve like a moth’s wing.
Nothing will be left but a fragile pile of shimmering dust.
Your breath will scatter me, your words…
Your coaxing words
‘Let me in
I’m afraid but you are insistent.
I lie frozen
Incapable of pulling you to me or pushing you away
so I do neither.
You forge ahead, kissing where I yearn to be kissed
Parting where I yearn to be opened until –
you glide inside making me rise to my terrified need.
I come from far away,
my orgasm pulling from the outside in,
the wave of myself folds me back together.
My body clambers to be whole again under the skill of your touch.
We lie together shuddering and glowing
You fix me
Do you know that?
Ok so this is kind of an experiment – some words have been jangling around all week and I couldn’t pin them into a story so they fell into this poem. For some amazing erotic poetry – try reading some of these by Jade A Waters.
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34 thoughts on “Thin – an erotic poem”
Wow Tabitha, what a lovely poem! Love ‘dissolve like a moths wing’ 😊 You write so eloquently……. kudos to you! 😘 xx
Thank you Elaine x x that means the world x
This is really beautiful, capturing the need very well.
Thank you Marie x
I really like this 🙂
I’m so glad you do! Thank you x x
Tender, fragile and redemptive. Thankyou, this was very moving to read… And best wishes for your new book!
Thank you Adrea – I’m so delighted by your comment x x x
Absolutely beautiful xx
Thank you lovely Karen x x
Thank you Velvet – like I mentioned, it was skittering about not knowing what to be! X x
Thank you so much x x
Oh my goodness, Tabitha – I love this! Particularly the merging of strength/struggle with softness. Loved “the wave of myself folds me back together,” in particular. And thank you for the sweet mention of my work – that was far too kind. I think you did a fabulous job here! 🙂 XX-Jade
Jade, thank you so much for this wonderful comment – I absolutely love your poems, I really do. X x x
This resonated so deeply with me, it almost hurt. Thank you for writing it. Everything about it is beautiful. It slid right under my skin. xxx
Thank you so much Malin – it was from the depths of me, so I’m moved by your comment x x x
This feels so vivid to me, like I can see it beyond just the words on this page. Beautiful writing
Thank you Molly – what a fantastic feeling to read this comment – I wish I could see what you saw too. I think that’s what I love most about words – they are other people’s pictures once they are out of us… x x
Is ‘thin’ meant to symbolize hunger, as in a hunger not only for sex, but also for love, a hunger finally satisfied by one’s lover? That’s what I read in it. Well done. 🙂