Treasure Island

C.J. Heck

(August 10 / Born in Columbus OH - living in Florida)

An Innocent Voyeur


An old man glances through a window
to one in the building below.
Through slats awry in seduction's haste,
candlelight strobes
on sweat-glistened bodies.

He watches, transfixed,
at the images through the blinds,
his eyes too frozen to obey.

(Turn your head! Go to bed!)

Two bodies loving, unaware
of the innocent intrusion.

He watches, aroused,
passion rising in two rooms now.
A goddess bent over a sofa,
Adonis behind
in the flickering light.
A conqueror, a conquest,

and memories of his own youth
rekindle and burn
and the old man cries.

Bittersweet images
through the blinds
and he cries.

Submitted: Monday, March 14, 2005
Edited: Thursday, August 13, 2009

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  • Shannon Chapel (12/6/2005 3:32:00 AM)

    How sad! Poor old guy all worked up and he didn't even get any action! lol

    Well done. I like!

    S (Report) Reply

  • Allan James Saywell (3/14/2005 6:10:00 PM)

    Very nice work on an old subject, typical c.j heck poem no stone left unturned
    a true poets account of an event

    warm regards AJS (Report) Reply

  • Lare Austin (3/14/2005 3:24:00 PM)

    Just the perfect temperature, C J...just right...I see you did not 'procrastinate' too long...thank you for sharing...very well done...

    Lare (Report) Reply

  • Rusty Daily (3/14/2005 12:56:00 PM)

    CJ,

    I do like the way you give room for the reader to determine their own level of sensual feelings. Softly teasing as always.

    Rusty (Report) Reply

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