Lust/Love Sonnet

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Lust/Love Sonnet

I still love you after the fevered flesh has cooled
after the earth-shattering build to the summit
I’m oblivious to all else when in my frenzy
but the two of us, between sheets sublime.

I love the delirious delicious decadence of our intimacy
goosebumps on my skin when you touch me
I am certain no one will ever love me this much
then I watch my lover leave a stranger.

I love you like a dog loves to get scratched where it can’t reach
tongue exposed, slobbering and exposing myself
whimpering for more when you stop.

We never talk about our lives outside of the hotel room
rose-colored glasses are what I choose to wear
living in an altered sense of consciousness as lovers, not friends.

© Rebecca Sanchez 2017

The artwork is mine from a photograph taken while riding my bike put through a filter and animated.

For dVerse~Poets Pub, we were told to write a free verse sonnet. I am used to rhyming so I hope this will do. This is about a man I once thought I’d spend some time with but great sex does not a relationship, make.

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20 thoughts on “Lust/Love Sonnet

  1. Wonderful artwork perfectly illustrating what you so vividly describe. It’s true that great sex doesn’t necessarily make a relationship – and sometimes it is part of one. I am glad in any case to have had some great experiences. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Frank. Then it’s not a free-verse sonnet? It took me all day to write this it went through so many changes. I changed the picture. I don’t know what’s up with me today, one of those days I can’t make up my mind. Have a nice weekend!

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