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In the Shadows

I am this night’s shadows
rustling beneath the eaves,
stillness and silence, a sentinel,
I watch for you, for what I need.

Desire burns through these thin veins,
liquid memories of what I anticipate,
taste and touch cry out to me,
and aching with patience, I wait.

Then you come soft and languid,
living fleshed and curved and perfect.

My body ignites at the scent of you,
though no flush passes over pale skin,
ears pricked by your each falling footstep,
muscles tensed for the end to begin.

A deeper dark you ease your way into,
unthinking brush a tress back from your eyes,
and with no hesitation passing through,
blindly set your path, accept my lies.

Swiftly I descend into your capture,
hold you close with all my strength’s affect;
at last these verging senses reach their rapture,
and thrust their passion deep into your neck.

And now your thoughts, like skin, are tearing fast,
your terror beats, for me, a lovely tune;
I savor every note, for it won’t last,
the slowing rhythm of a life consumed.

Engorged, I slack and soften my embrace,
and gently pull my head back as I’m filled;
if I had love, I’d thank you for your gift,
though it’s hardly a flicker against this eternal chill.

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  1. Amy #

    Oohh! This is very nicely dark and sinister. I like very much!
    And I can totally see why you wanted “sentinel.” I’m a big fan of alliteration. 🙂

    October 31, 2012
    • Believe it or not, I thought of you a couple of times as I was finishing this off (haha, no deadly pun intended). I don’t kill as many people on my blog as you do on yours, and I was wondering if you would approve. 🙂

      October 31, 2012
  2. Sentinel works for sure! Brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

    October 31, 2012
    • Haha – thanks for answering my tweet on that. I was hoping it wasn’t just completely wrong.

      October 31, 2012
  3. Deliciously sinister. Who knew that dark side of yours was lurking underneath all the sweetness? 🙂

    October 31, 2012
    • I’ve posted one darkish poem before – which not a single soul commented on, haha! But I thought, it’s Halloween, why not go all the way dark today.

      October 31, 2012
  4. You talented woman, you. That really drew me in (an extra impressive fact just minutes after the final school bell of the week has gone). Wow, M!

    November 2, 2012
    • I’m glad you liked it! It’s choppy – I started it 20 years ago (omg – 20!!), and could never get it to cooperate and do what I wanted it to do. So I tore it apart a little and finally sort of finished it for Halloween. It feels uneven to me, but I like the ending! It’s super exciting to hear that it engaged you even after the last bell on Friday!! 🙂

      November 2, 2012

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