Afterward

Afterward, we shiver, tremble
skin to skin, we’re crumbled
softly, gently disassembled
knotted we doze tightly tangled
Afterward, we gasp, we sob
forget the supple foreplay
for that eagerness of throbs
and thrusts and now we pay
in ache, in discombobulation
submerged in perspiration

Here we make love
Paul Gauguin

Today we are writing Quadrilles with Merril at dVerse and the word is shiver. I played around with a thesaurus and rhyme-lexicon and this is where it led me.

January 24, 2022

33 responses to “Afterward

  1. I had a feeling this is the direction you’d take. 😀
    I particularly like:
    “Afterward, we shiver, tremble
    skin to skin, we’re crumbled
    softly, gently disassembled”

  2. THAT is not holding back! Well…we Brits always say love was invented in Sweden, and in France quite a few films have been made about Swedish women coming camping in summer in France, even classic films…it has become a real stereotype….of course Bergman would beg to differ….this was stylish and art-realistique….and felt classical without the stereotyping…

  3. Delightful. I especially like,
    skin to skin, we’re crumbled
    softly, gently disassembled
    Thanks for taking my mind off work. I am ready for a glass of wine now.

  4. Pingback: Keeping Her Resolution – A Quadrille and Runfession #17, January 2022 | I Do Run·

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