Treasure Island

Ruby Honeytip

(1970)

The Hug


Sillhouetted branches
At the top of apple trees
Stretch to kiss the last of the light
A full moon ascends
Casts out femine hands
As she smilingly heralds the night.
He pulls me toward him
Like the moon and the tide
I move close and he holds me tight.
I feel him flow under my hands
Heat emanates out
My desires flames ignite.
He kisses my cheek
Gentle friendly ease
Another pang from love no requite
Dammit! If I just turned an inch
And kissed his lips
Would he think me impolite?
Or would he suddenly realise
I hold true loves kiss
And let his hidden passion take flight?
What does all of this matter
If only one of us knows
And I will never take the first bite?

Just let it fall.

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 8:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful!
    Just let it fall!
    But sometimes unknowingly you may take the first bite, that would be real intense! (Report) Reply

  • Aria Siren (7/23/2013 3:39:00 PM)

    Your power to transport me right into the middle of your poems is uncanny. Lush poem, beautiful backdrop, and love the last line. (Report) Reply

  • ..... W@king Up..... (7/7/2013 4:55:00 AM)

    Awesome poem Ruby? How do you do it? I love it how in almost every poem you write a line all alone at the finish :) (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (6/30/2013 9:09:00 AM)

    Blow your dandelion and watch the seeds scatter in the wind. No one knows where they fall and which seeds
    spring up. (Report) Reply

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