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June 11, 2010 / Michelle Ferris

Southern Gentleman – Poem (2010)

The crisp static of your fingerprints


wrapped in purplish tints

an electrified humidity.


Enfold my stormy torso


moist and dense

persuaded by forearms that envelop

an engrossing force

of nature’s

subtle strength


I submit.


Adrenaline crackling

palms pressed into

white hot welds


flashes of slowed time.


Our whispers twisted

an eddy of intensity

verdant lush prickling fringes of still life.


Your sultry scent


I moan,



Brewed rapidly,

our tempest breath

heavy with fervor and fire.


Limbs sliding against one another

as Eastern Redbuds

sigh in the bend

of the wind

heart-shaped leaves, entangled.


© Michelle Ferris, 2010

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