Naked Reflections Poetry: Shameless and Unapologetic

Tag Archives: Lovers

Tanka #18 Let Go

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remember balled fists

hold negative energy

dark, heart-eating worms

crawl free when my wounded palms

open and release in love

Tanka #1 Family Photos

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sticky page unsticks

family photos sliding down

memories in books

life paints still pictures again

colors fade like lovers do

Erotic Shadows

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Let’s make love

An hour before twilight

With the window shades open

When the sun leaves its last glow

Fleetingly reaching between aged pines.


Let’s make the kind of love

That paints erotic shadows on walls

Burning images like brands

And swallowing imprints like sand

Forever linking me to you

When our lovers’ legs intertwine.


Let’s make saxophonic love

Riding a slow rhythm

Holding deep bass

Peeking on altos at sunset

Orally fixating and

Creating powerful vocals

Blazing new singing shadows

Behind candle light.


Let’s make midnight love shadows

That won’t reveal themselves

Until dawn

When you scoop me

Into the spoon

Of your sleeping body

And my kisses awaken you

Bringing to life your slumbering strength.


I will open my quiet darkness

to you

Where the shadows on sunrise

flow in conscious vibrato

Until they fall flat

Under a highway’s mirage

Where our souls dance on fire.