Friday, July 23, 2010

The Afterglow

When love is accompanied with deep intimacy, it raises us to the highest level of human experience. In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become vulnerable and know levels of joy and well-being unique among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no limitations and we rejoice in our intimate union. We become one and, at the same time, both. --Leo Buscaglia


The Afterglow
by CJ Heck


Lying in bed
holding off
reality for
a while
I’m caught
in the place
between dream
and fantasy
heart slowing
back to a walk
I'm wondering
does it get
any better
than this?
a lingering taste
man-woman scent
hovering
in the air
it's no wonder
the mind’s eye
is still open
watching
savoring
what is past
it's stunning
how the brain
lays a path
to the senses
so they remain
heightened
still alive
though the moment
is now but
a sweet memory
his body
warm and
sensual
spoons mine
as he sleep-sighs
behind
in a dream
here in my
afterglow.



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3 comments:

Lance said...

CJ~

[ˈbjuːtɪflɪ] [ˈrɪtən] - you are simply (märv-ls)!!
each write lets the reader take a glimpse of your beautiful soul - thank you!!

xx,

Lance

Jerry Bolton said...

Ah, yes indeed, that particular time is a special one to be sure. It is at times like this that mountains are not insurmountable to climb, rivers are not too deep to dive and the sky is not too high to fly. We have no doubt in our minds nothing is impossible. Nothing. One of, if not "the" greatest feeling of all. Wonderful poetry.

Gabby said...

So sweet! Love that feeling!

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