I almost knew you......

I almost knew you......

A Poem by +she plays with matches+

It's seven o'clock in the evening,  the sunset made fair
I was passing by when he waved me over to his porch
despite the random acquaintance he offers me to warm up a chair
then as an icebreaker he offers me a puff from his cigar
smiling now,
I carefully accept from the stranger that sat near, yet far
the first drag in I can taste the nicotine and his toothpaste
handing it back over, he once again deliberately inhales,
he seems to savor and appreciate the juices I placed
then I take a drink from his glass, leaving my lipstick behind
the air around us now mixed with his cologne and my flowery perfume,
with a soft breeze, our scent gets carried away with each puff of smoke
invested I am in the awkward yet casual conversation,
I feel his gaze start with my girlish lips,
down to the curve of my feminine breasts and hips
I feel his eyes undressing me with each word that he spoke
blushing now, I hint that I want another sip from his glass
he agrees, still laughing from the recent joke
my lips make it to the rim, nervous, the Merlot drips down my chin
I use my fingertips to gently wipe and lick it away
he's still watching me with a charming and handsome grin
boots begin tapping as he reclines and stretches back,
and after another flirting glance, we start conversing again,
my mind now tracing the lines that shape his masculine face
wondering how he might feel against my soft skin
hot and flustered by the vibration within
confused by the pulsating rush, I finally realized it was my phone,
 
a call from Sue...........
 
"Where are you?" she asked.
"We've been waiting!"
 
Both of us disappointed with reality
he gets up to shake my hand and say goodbye
sharing the cigar and Merlot I thought,
 
       I almost knew you......................
 

© 2014 +she plays with matches+



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oh, hell yes! those almost encounters are the most fleeting and tormentative in retrospect.. what if.....? thing is though, i think that most of the time we are fortunate things ended where and when they did, after all, things always happen for a reason. or do they? provocative and relevant. very compelling write!

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

thank you...I couldn't agree more.
quinfinn

4 Years Ago

welcome....



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Damn phones always ruin everything. Reality is such a disappointment, in comparison to the delights of what ifs and maybes. Beautifully penned, this really drew the reader in and I'm sure I wasn't the only one moaning "Awwwwww" at the interruption :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

7 Months Ago

I know right? That's why we should all leave the damn cell phones at home.
Lorry.

7 Months Ago

Ha, at least if the apocalypse does come, we'll all get some peace when the signal's wiped :)
Um, almost!
The way you've painted it is almost as delicious as doing it … on paper and imagination, that is.
Foreplay builds impending desire, want, need … something you definitely are acutely aware of, and lucky us you are.
Damned phone! We "almost" knew, too … LOL!
Perhaps, you'll stroll his way again, with a sweet sequel to follow, eh?

I love Free Style poetry; especially, the way you do it!
A big hug 'n grin of thanks for the stirring treat! ⁓ Richard ; )

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

7 Months Ago

That's why I often leave my phone at home. lol
Richard

7 Months Ago

You're such a tease, but a fun one! ; )
Oh, the perfect example of a 'what if..?' moment! What if you had stayed? What if you had gotten to know him? So many wonders, leading to so many paths...yet we only ever truly know the paths we chose for ourselves.. Great poem, really enjoyed this!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the way you decribe your encounter Muse, you have worded it perfectly. I always think these times and moments feel like we have missed out on something at first, but then as time goes by something amazing happens and you think, well if that didnt happen in the past i would not be having this amazing moment or expirience now. life has a funny way of working out sometimes. excellent poem Muse x

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You do this so well... you paint a picture I can taste and smell... I can feel it. Yearnings that never come to fruition... perhaps better that way? Meant to be? Or a lack of the decision to forge ahead? Taking this one to the attic. Many ponderings it inspires.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

woah ! A very descriptive moment ...saved by the use to be bell ... love the humor of the vibration ! Really like this piece Snakey ! ( :

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The communication.....you are the great one ....a gazelle, setting the skyline for us all to see....

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

oh, hell yes! those almost encounters are the most fleeting and tormentative in retrospect.. what if.....? thing is though, i think that most of the time we are fortunate things ended where and when they did, after all, things always happen for a reason. or do they? provocative and relevant. very compelling write!

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

thank you...I couldn't agree more.
quinfinn

4 Years Ago

welcome....
These moments are always fleeting. We sometimes chase them in our mind from that point forward...like what if I just ignored the phone? Very realistic body language and descriptions. Sometimes these choices we make change our destiny forever or keep it on the same course. Wonderful:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

I had a chuckle puting this together...how many times in our lives did we sit back and say...I almos.. read more
The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Yeah, we would probably go crazy if we dwell on those moments, since there are so many:)
did yo udo a rewrite ..or is my memory just the thing thats different.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

never changed a thing my friend.
Larry Dyson

4 Years Ago

my memory just aged..one whole yr.
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

mine too lol mine too

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