We had just finished eating supper. We sat down to watch the 6 o’clock news. She never misses it.
We were both so tired.
Just as the weather report came on, thunder erupted from the sky above. A severe thunderstorm closed up the clear blue skies.
Power left us immediately…along with the news.
We burst out laughing; hysterically.
The building fire alarm started screaming at us.
I went out onto the balcony for a smoke. She decided to sit with me; I mean, it was better than sitting inside alone, in the dark.
I played in the rain while she laughed at me. ‘Good girl’ she said. We told stories of times long ago. Faded memories being patched together again.
Two hours later the fire alarm committed suicide. ‘Yay!’ We shouted.
We went back inside, cold, wet and hungry.
‘Power outages always make me hungry.’ I told her.
‘Really?’ She asked.
‘I don’t know but I’m hungry now, so yeah?’ I responded.
We laughed some more.
‘Go make a sandwich.’ She told me
‘K, you coming?’ I questioned.
‘Yeah I am.’ She said.
After our snack was devoured, she sat at the kitchen table and twiddled her thumbs and we laughed some more.
‘Looks like there’s nothing to do but go sleep.’ She said; so nonchalantly.
‘Say what? Its only 9:30pm!’
I walked her to her bedroom since I was the only one with light.
She went to bed.
I’m sitting on the sofa, in the dark, typing this post up, from my phone.
I talk a little louder
I speak a little bit prouder
To get here
One too many excuses
Many more lies
Don’t look surprised
I’m not who I was
Tamed, damaged, caged
You don’t get
To know me
Of your perfection
From your touch
Don’t be mad
At your ego
It’s the one to blame
We didn’t work out
But this is us
Staring at each other
15 years later
We both survived
To be the me
That I am
Is not my virtue
No one else
You have taught
To let it
How to grow
With the me
Will always tell
The candles glow softly, as your hands explore.
You whisper for me, to lie back and adore.
You’re in control.
I feel your touch. I obey your words.
Your soft hands glide over my face,
Fingers gently trace an outline of my grace.
You smile at my silent adoration.
You lean down closer, tempted to taste my lips.
You caress my hair and inhale the smell of my skin.
Your eyes move over my body, engraving me in your soul.
You’re testing your control. For how much longer, who knows?
Heartbeats increase in unison.
Excitement is on the rise.
Aching desire; pulsating deeper inside.
You rest your lips on mine.
We stay in this moment,
A lingering kiss.
I taste your warmth, the softness of your lips.
Slowly burning me, with desire.
Your soft lips, my new fire.
Tonight, as the candles dance, you keep me safe and fill me with tire.
Like dew drops of a rainbows love,
You make me require.