Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Rain















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

You came like a long absent lover
at the end of a parched day,

gentle at first –

Fully present, I thought,
this will last the night.

Oh Welcome!

But then,

Such fervor!

I wondered in that moment if
it was our desperately
wanting you
that had unbridled your thunderous passions.

It seemed as if even you longed
to surrender to the Other’s
most deeply sculpted longing.

But then,

How could you?

So soon you departed!

We are left feeling unquenched.

Do you hear?

Lips merely brushing past each other
can say nothing
of a kiss.

© 2011-2012/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life" to be published by Hiraeth Press in August 2012

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