876 [26 October 2016]

Oh to awaken to love’s languid warmth
to feel the loose-limbed fervor turn
from lust’s passionate fire
to the comforting embrace
of a deeper affection smoldering,
the afterglow dampened just enough
like embers in a hearth
to bring the safe slumber
of love’s delicate burn.

© Johanna Fugitt 2016

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