I almost knew you......

I almost knew you......

A Poem by Muse

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 Muse


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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 7 Years Ago


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Muse

7 Years Ago

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

7 Years Ago

welcome....



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This was turely an enjoyable read! Your imagery had me right on the porch listening and waiting!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muse

7 Years Ago

thank you!
imagination101

7 Years Ago

My pleasure!
In its own way, quite fantastic. Sublimely sensual & teasing the reader to continue until the very end. And what an end, not at all anticipated.

It must be good coz I never start a sentence with 'And'... It's just not done dear boy Miss Lock insisted clipping me round the ear with her chalk duster - All Good Things, your friend N

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW .. Muse.. very passionate and smooth.... I was right there on the porch.... very well written... :) I really Really enjoyed this !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is so sensual and subtle in its mood...

i like the comic relief.."it was my cell phone"

but in a way that isn't so funny...i hate cell phones and that they were ever invented..it causes people to never be where they are...

i see two people walking down the street together, and both are talking on cell phones..even together they are apart.

i see that message in here...or at least for me...

nice write, Muse

i am really enjoying reading your works.

jacob

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muse

7 Years Ago

thank you! Will return the favour soon..promise!
Nice little story going on here. I have the feeling that you are consciously playing on the word "know" in the Biblical sense of the word, as well.

I wasn't quite sure what direction you'd take with this at the very beginning, whether it would be a tale of disappointment or relief at not knowing him, so it held my attention and curiosity throughout.

Best wishes, Muse.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Whew .. that was a close call ... damn that reality ! It sneaks in uninvited .. bursting your bubble .. awwwww .. been there ! .. (but I caught up with HIM later) .....................

Interesting, to say the LEAST ... wow !

Jazz ....

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Don't you know better to turn that thing off when you're having a romantic interlude, or promise of one? Nice, I like the vibration within was the phone, or was it? Funny how this happens often, we wonder 'what could have happened, if only'....damn Sue, she's annoying as a fly. I love the contemplation in this read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sometimes modern technology is awesome but not when it interrupts nature. Oh well, on the other hand it was a beautiful write, leading towards that erotic moment that....poof....disappeared....nicely done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was terribly sexy and terrible that it was almost sexier but wonderful in its content...I'm hearing Carly Simon singing "ANTICIPATION"... ;o)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muse

7 Years Ago

agreed it was so much fun...just leaving it all to the imagination. :D
You are too much sometimes... You seem to wake up and temp the cravings from the dark recesses of the mind. I'm biting my lip as I think about what could have been. :-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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