Single Nights

Single Nights

A Poem by Livana Lowell

a poem about being single

Last night
I kissed a guy
and tasted vodka 
with a tinge of bar smoke
mesmerized by the way his eyes spoke.
I followed his sultry voice
outside where his hands found my hips
and I licked the freedom off his lips
the freedom in knowing I can forget his name,
in knowing he will forget mine
in knowing I could get lost in a good time
But we only kissed
and when he left, I smiled.
It felt good to be wild once in awhile.

© 2017 Livana Lowell

Author's Note

Livana Lowell
trying to capture an interesting night.Inspired by Emily Dickinson's Wild Nights

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The last line should use "feels" instead of "felt".

It's very well written otherwise. It captures the exhilaration of being intimate with an attractive stranger quite well I do think.

Oh yeah, just one little thing for the sake of accuracy, the Dickinson poem you were inspired by is actually titled "Wild Nights! Wild Nights!".

Posted 7 Months Ago

Gracefully sensual.

Great Read


Posted 7 Months Ago

Interesting take on being single and having no responsibilities, thus being free to roam. Flowing and thought provoking and descriptive piece.

Posted 8 Months Ago

Wonderfully done and loved the imagery. I have a few memories of such things. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very nicely done! I did a lot of club surfing in my day, but sadly I was always the wing man. It does indeed sound like an interesting evening. Keep up the good work!

Posted 1 Year Ago

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This is exactly what to expect from describes the excuses we sometimes use to cover up our wrong doings...great going Livana!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Loved the imagery of this beautiful poem, what a great write , thanks for sharing, also I think everyone has had one of those nights at the club☺


Posted 1 Year Ago

I really liked this poem . the way you talk about being single from the side you don't usually hear

Posted 1 Year Ago

That could have ended in a night of passionate yet casual sex but I like how she refrains from doing so, instead finding a simple pleasure in kissing a man she doesn't know. An enjoyable read.

"and I licked the freedom off his lips" This line was very good but for some reason it also amused me by bringing a slight smile to my lips. It's somewhat funny but in a great way.

Overall it is quite good. Keep up the good work, Livana. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very smooth and vivid. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

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24 Reviews
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Added on January 8, 2017
Last Updated on October 29, 2017
Tags: single, drinking


Livana Lowell
Livana Lowell

Huntsville, TX

Sooo, hello guys! Not much to say about me. I've been a writer since I was in kindergarten. I used to write stories about dinosaurs surviving the meteor (my favorites ones usually lived) because I had.. more..


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