04 May, 2012

Poetically Urgent

In January I participated in a "30 poems in 30 days" challenge. On Day 24, I was to write a poem about an urge. So I did.

until they touch

        building slowly

        magical increments of desire

        inflamed by an occasional word
        perhaps a glimpse
        certainly a scent
        each intensely faint
        together working an ancient alchemy

        and soon
        reason and restraint
        fade in the face of warming whispers
        until finally mere mortals are without defense