an itch of you (#318)

25 Jan

my past loves
were palm-tree-bending-winds
invigorating and scary
types of loves

but I have always had an itch of you
middle of my back
can’t quite reach it
constantly there
itch of you

in the eye of a hurricane
or roaming a desert
or while a bomb was dropping
the itch was still there

I know I could have scratched it
if I really wanted to be rid of you
rubbed against a post
or bought one of those long-handled wooden claws
but part of me understood
your itch was important

and finally, now,
a wiser, surer man
I am ready to revel
in a full blown
body covering
rash of you

1 Comment

Posted by on January 25, 2018 in new poetry


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One response to “an itch of you (#318)

  1. thatcatholicgirl77

    January 25, 2018 at 9:21 am



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