Touch

And yet– nothing is real.

I cannot caress your skin, memorize its texture, feel the heat of your manhood rising from my silky touch

I cannot kiss your moist lips, taste their essence, swallow Amrita with you


I cannot gaze into your hungry eyes and fall deeper, deeper, deeper drowning in the tempestuous pool of liquid  blue


I cannot sense your trembling while you await my delicate fingers, knowing what they can and will do


If I want, want, want, you enough–Will it make it so, will you then be real?


So you see, you’ve ruined it now for me, for I’ve become a petulant spoiled child — I want it all, I want to feel, feel, feel

And yet– nothing is real.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

d’Verse Poetics: https://dversepoets.com/2018/11/20/poetics-desire-and-sexuality-in-poetry/

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Dinner for One

She sets the table with finest linens

she is famous for spoiling her guests

Beautiful silver laid in proper manner,

for her delicious friends, only the best

Once seated to enjoy the savory meats,

only then do they realize that they are the feast.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

d’Verse Quadrille Monday:https://dversepoets.com/2018/11/19/spoiler-alert/

In My Garden

Mexican Sunflower and Milkweed

Chrysalis

In my garden, I meditate to the sound of buzzing bees while Venus watches over me

Lizards scurry on gray brick walls, chasing one another, while tiny hatchings explore with their sisters and brothers

The roses are blooming now, and they remind me of my mother, for she is here in the crisp cool air, floating free everywhere

The desert milkweed is chest high, waiting for the butterflies, laying eggs, bearing caterpillars who will leave plants stripped bare,

But not before wispy seed pods burst, take flight into the Autumn air

And there, hanging by a delicate thread, a chrysalis on a stone, the first one seen of this season, swaying in the soft breeze

Life moves on and time slows, here in my garden of peace

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Real Toads: http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/11/wordy-saturday-with-wild-woman-places.html

Poet’s United: http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2018/11/poetry-pantry-429.html

Autumn Lamplight

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golden autumn lamplight glows

geckos rustle leaves

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2018/11/carpe-diem-1544-autumn-lamplight-aki-no.html

Alabaster Goddess

She rises up in pink morning dawn, alabaster Goddess of trees,  pushing open her bountiful sweet scented blooms to feed butterflies and hoarding bees


She’s not shy about her nakedness, but stands tall and proud, for the blossoms and leaves surround her in a velvet blushed shroud


At her feet grows a bevy of floral essence dreams, a tapestry over her delicate roots, sheltered they are to dig deep into earth, to flourish and spread tendrils and green shoots


For hers is a life of bountiful wonder, as she strives to renew Mother earth, filling every season with color and wonder, offering each a sweet rebirth.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

https://helenevaillant.com/2018/11/13/what-do-you-see-nov-13-2018/

Lone Sentinel

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Bursting Autumn

 

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The Fine Art of Aging

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Some days these fingers ache when holding my writing lead
or perhaps it’s my soul keening, wallowing in woe,
How much more must a heart spill with words in black repose
Does not your fingers bleed when grasping too tight the memory of the thorny rose?

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Saffron Dreams

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Cool days

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Gazing ball with Lavender in my garden

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Enchanted

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Maeve had been watching him for months, and knew the exact moment when he stepped into the cloistered woods. Unbeknownst to him, she followed his every move, for Maeve had fallen in love, and she wanted him, heart and soul.

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Rainstorm

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