Thursday, December 26, 2013

I Pretend You're Watching Me



I pretend you're watching me,
While I clean the store at night,
While I sweep the floor.
I sway my hips for your delight
Pretend you beg for more.
I pretend you're watching me,
Watching every move.
I pretend you long for me
The way I long for you.

I pretend you talk to me
And whisper secretly
Everything your heart desires
Your fears, your hopes, your dreams
Confide in me
Reside in me
Bear your soul to me
I become your confidante,
The one who holds your truth.
I pretend you talk to me
The way I talk to you

I pretend you're touching me
When we meet at last
For a coffee late at night
When the day has passed.
First our knees find their way,
Then our hands do meet.
A rush of heat to our hearts
Then our lips to cheek;
I pretend you're touching me
Finally.
Tenderly.
Touching me.
Tittilating taboo.
I pretend you're touching me,
And I am touching you.

I pretend you're watching me.
Secretly, tenderly watching me.
Waiting, wondering, wishing...

But it is not reality,
This fantasy of mine.
I know the time draws ever near,
The time to say goodbye.

And yet, tonight, I'll still have hope
That you'll be watching me.
I'll sweep the floor and sway my hips,
Look into the night and see,
Beyond the glass, in the dark,
You secretly watching me.


— Olivia M. Grey


"A "Hall of Fame" poet here at the Bar None Group, Olivia M. Grey prefers to live in the cobwebbed corners of her dark mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist. Her premiere novel, Avalon Revisited, is an Amazon.com Gothic Romance bestseller. Subsequent publications include, The Zombies of Mesmer, a Steampunk Teen Paranormal Romance, The Ghosts of Southwark, it's sequel, and Avalon Revamped, the horrific sequel (of sorts) to her premiere novel.

Her short stories and poetry have been published in various magazines and anthologies, like SNM Horror Magazine and How the West Was Wicked. Ms. Grey also blogs and podcasts relationship essays covering such topics as alternative lifestyles, deepening intimacy, ending a relationship with love and respect, and other deliciously dark and decadent matters of the heart and soul within the pages of her blog, Caught in the Cogs. The Bar None Group thanks Olivia for sharing I Pretend You're Watching Me with our readers."