Lost in TemptationA Poem by Lori Carlson
When I see you lying there
naked beside me,
I know why we do this.
Both married, but separated,
we find comfort in one another's arms.
In this moment together,
there is no them,
Lying on my side,
I see your ebony skin glistening
in the candlelight, still covered
in sweat from our love-making,
and I listen to your breathing,
soft, yet shallow.
I curl into your body, wrapping
arms and legs around you:
I don't want this moment to end,
but my movements awaken you.
I know the words you will speak
even before you utter them:
"I have to go, babe."
And I cling to you even tighter,
briefly before I arise.
I watch as you dress,
so lost in this temptation,
then walk you to the door.
As you leave, I know it will be days,
perhaps even a week,
before I see you, feel you, again.
This affair of the heart leaves me
as torn as our lives are.
Each separation makes me wonder:
Will this be the last time I see you?
© 2011 Lori Carlson
Added on September 20, 2011
Last Updated on October 2, 2011
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