Friday, August 31, 2012

Away


Everything is calm
Serene
Outside of our breathing

In the distance
Away from us
The ocean kisses the shore

It licks at the same sand
That you strolled along this morning
That you remembered as a child

You still glisten
As I trace a cautious finger
down your back...lightly

Moonbeams had illuminated us
in our throes of passion
casting amorous shadows upon a wall

Your head now rests
upon my heaving chest
We are spent

Your skin
Is as dark as the finest cocoa
harvested from nearby hills

I absently run my fingers
Through
Long, dark, lustrous hair

Thinking that
Here, by the sea,
we are happy

Here, away from it all,
we are one
In our dreams


— Mark Butkus


11 comments:

  1. Hopefully, by the sea, both are happy ~ I like the intimate capture Mark ~

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  2. I like the sensuality in this poem and how detached, from outsiders, the couple in the poem is.

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  3. Ah.. the sea shores are also were i find great solace and separation from the cultural dramas of the world..

    Nice words to portray that in romantic way..:)

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  4. Very intimate - nice

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  5. nice. i like the intimacy of this
    and it reminds me how important it is to get away
    from it all as well...so you have room
    to breathe...and be together...

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  6. that's the getaway of a lifetime, that you wish could last a lifetime... sweet write

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  7. Sounds like a beautiful sea of dreams..

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  8. Wonderful and sensual - such a place would be wonderful to be with a special one,

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  9. Beautiful notes there Mark. Sensual words and imagery, a perfect setting!
    ~Prajakta

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  10. Intimate and beautiful capture.

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  11. So important to get away from it all. Why as the years pass, do we often forget this simple "rule"? Nice, intimate poem.

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