Sunday, October 01, 2006

Skin

They only touched once, skin on skin, brushing past each other on the dancefloor, dancing too close in the press of the crowd. Being that close they didn't dare look at each other, they were already under each other's skin and in each other's dreams. But now there's a heat in that piece of skin on her hand that touched the skin of his hand. A heat and a constant memory of all the times they never were together. The poetic necessity of him and that touch of skin on skin.

Then she found herself in his country, drowned in the sound of his beautiful language. But if they were never to be together, wasn't this the wrong way, wasn't she supposed to hate the place, her skin crawling at the sound of a harsh discordant language?

Passing in the street, back home, pretending not even to see one another. Her skin calling out for his touch......


Sunday Scribblings, This weeks prompt: Skin.

5 comments:

Jerri said...

". . .a constant memory of all the times they never were together."

Superb thought.

Thanks for a terrific post.

Pacian said...

Wow, there's tangible longing in this piece! Sensual, yes, but it's great to also have strong emotions behind the physical sensations. Really well done.

Tammy said...

Wonderful post of passion and longing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI thanks for visiting and commenting.

GeL (emerald eyes) said...

"the poetic necessity of him and that touch of skin on skin."
I feel the heat-still, even though I'm off the dancefloor now.(We were there on Fri.)

I also like the questions you pose in the second paragraph/stanza. You intertwined them smoothly into this piece.