450 The Pain of Pleasure [04 January 2002]

the torment of pleasure
is exquisite in and of itself
it is a mountain
that is desperately climbed
excruciatingly reached for
desired because of
its complex composition
that hangs on the edge
of torture and delight
teasing all who dare
to grasp at its ledges
to reach its peak
there is a moment
before you enter
those final stages
before you find yourself
at the summit
where it feels so good
it almost hurts
it teeters upon that line
between pleasure and pain
until you take the next step
into the realm of joy
that is beyond

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

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Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Karaoke singer. Love cats and baseball.
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