SHADES OF LOVE #20

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Is it skin deep
the love that I can’t help
but
express
why is it odd to feel
as I do
why is it hard for
H E R
or
H I M
to feel as I do
to be able to say
I  L O V E  Y O U
and mean it
in the way I do?
These three words are tossed
around
carelessly!
Do we R E A L L Y
know want they mean
how deep
each one cuts
into our hearts,
etched
like on stone,
these words should mean
more than
a casual expression
of affection
or adoration…
L O V E
means the WHOLE
of it
the completness
the perfectness
of one’s
connection
The other versions
are merely
shades
of
love

~These words are from my heart to yours. My thoughts spun to words. Be kind and respect them.~

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SHADES OF LOVE #19

My dearest self
four decades in
and you still doubt your beauty
your self love grows
now a blossoming flower
your arms, like petals
open up to self
and yet there is still
a tinge of something…
that ache
that tiny winy sliver of
doubt
that lingers
that peeps from behind the curtains
when someone declares you beautiful
a shock
wondering if they mean you
– me –
A beauty that is elusive
to your minds eye
due to a careless tongue
that identified you as smart
not pretty
A sting that stays on
tainting the compliments of
men and women alike
The show of admiration
denied
judged
cautiously accepted
Years have taught you
the error in taking a toll
As the self love blooms
may the doubt wither in its wake
may you see your light
in the beauty
that reflects in the mirror
May you recognize it
as the world does
And may this understanding
be another shade of love
that shines through

SHADES OF LOVE #18

Women of all
shapes
sizes
ages
wants
and desires
I gaze at the
different smiles
the sounds of their voices
listen to their words
try to feel their
understanding
of the world
wonder if it is
enough
to connect
so much pain
and joy
so much herstory
between us
me bi
they lesbian
sometimes
a world a part
my understanding
of love
and their’s
sometimes
a challenge
my wanting
freedom
my shade of love
very poly
is almost
always
a shock
wanting to be
one of theirs
wanting to be loved
to be taught
to be understood
wanting
to
experience
their shade of love
still
a
wanting

SHADES OF LOVE #16

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Fingers slick in my juices
I want a piece of me
with a piece of you
to straddle you
feel you
femme
butch
guy
girl
fuck me
hold me
touch me
suck me
lick me
turn me over
and
ride me
My wetness
out of control
all I see is love
in all shades
expressing desire
differently
uniquely
each with their own
want
each with their own
lust
needing a blank canvas
to explosively illustrate
I gladly experience
the
shades
of
love

~These words are from my heart to yours. My thoughts spun to words. Be kind and respect them.~

SHADES OF LOVE #15

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Etched on my skin
are letters of love
each scar
each scratch
do not speak of the
invisible scars of love
unseen
are the
different punches in the gut
the falls to my knees
and
without a sign of my
disappointments
so are the wins
for
neither are the bursts of love
or
the explosive sense of desire
or the joy that can fill my heart
each time I fall
in like
in love
it is not seen on me
but my soul
holds the different
shades of love
from the black and blues
to the sparks of reds and pinks
each layer
invisible

~These words are from my heart to yours. My thoughts spun to words. Be kind and respect them.~

SHADES OF LOVE #13

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Open and present
I close my eyes
drinking in
the loving touches
from my past
holding up
each one
in my mind’s eye
with awe
craving them
once more
Finger tips
on
delicate
creases
hands on
bended knees
palms on
pressed breasts
lips latched on
curved and rounded
parts of me
full length contact
body on body
heat permeating
sweat dripping
juices flowing
a
touch
expressing
different
shades
of love