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Thursday, November 02, 2017

This Wine (for Anita)

Emerging from
the shower,
she wraps herself
in a warm towel.

I revel in
her soft skin,
the smell of
her wet hair,
our comfortable
years.

Before she
demurely
slips between
freshly laundered
sheets,
I kneel,
slowly tugging
the towel
toward me,

exposing
all that is perfect
on this
November night.

Starting at her ankles,
my lips tease
their way up
to her intoxicating
lubricity,

which reminds me
of the first time,

only now,
the years have made
this wine
sweeter
and much more
potent.


26 comments:

  1. This steams... love the way the wine gets sweeter.

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  2. There is passion, even in the comfortable years.

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    1. The comfortable years make the passion hotter.

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  3. Anonymous2:20 PM

    Bravo!

    Elizabeth

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  4. Good sense of passion living alive and well in the later years.

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    1. Yes, youth is wasted on the young.

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  5. Just perfect — yes, yes, the comfortable years!

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    1. Thank you - they're so good.

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  6. Youth is indeed wasted on the young!!! What a wonderful way to stay alive! Great share!!

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    1. Thanks- yes, this is among the best reasons to stay alive!

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  7. Sweeter and much more potent ~ You and Anita are lucky to have this love ~ Keep the passion burning ~

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    1. Yes, thank you. Today marks 779 weeks we've been married.

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  8. Youth is wasted on youth and yes the passion evolves into the sweetest of wines.
    Love your words.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Thank you - as life goes on, it gets better- at least, for me it does.

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  9. This is awesome. Especially this:

    "my lips tease
    their way up
    to her intoxicating
    lubricity"

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    1. I love that word lubricity. It sounds like it should be part of a machine, but also very intimate.

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  10. My goodness this is so passionate!💞

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  11. As a woman and wife who said goodbye to youth some time ago, I greatly enjoyed this poem. I expect that she who inspired it is delighted!

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    1. Thanks, so much. I hope she is delighted too. We've been married 779 weeks today.

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  12. I like how the wine gets sweeter over the years.

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    1. I was hoping that's how it would go. I'm so glad that's the way it's been.

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  13. ahhhh. good for you

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