there are kisses
that never taste skin
but, once dreamed
brush across lips
a stinging emptiness of air
***we are writing about temptation over at dVerse today.
Oh, the stinging emptiness of air speaks to me of yearning for what will never be!
Yes! And it should not be, which makes the temptation so much more bittersweet than yielding to it.
oo lala…that last line sets this on its head a bit…from a kiss to empty air…
and perhaps that is temptation itself…insubstantial
Yes, Brian, that is it exactly. The imagined kiss is as tempting as the real one.
Oh yes indeed, Susan. So true.
Thanks, George. Wonderful topic over at dVerse today–all things tempting. Had to do it. Sin plus saudade are my favorite topics for poetry, when twined together.
So profound in so few words… really, I love this, Susan.
Laurie, thank you! Had to do it. Mary picked a great theme this week, I think. Hard NOT to be inspired by it.
Short but biting Susan ~ Imagined or real, temptations are everywhere ~
have a good weekend ~
You too, Grace! Still thinking of yours and sighing. It is truly beautiful.
I really like this, Susan. Desire as the body in dream.
Oh, I love how you described it.
“a stinging emptiness of air”
Goodness. That is gorgeously perfect.
Oh, gosh, thank you.
ha…the stinging emptiness of air…what a great image…so much happens in our mind…
Thank you, Claudia. I believe so much of desire happens between the ears before it sparks anywhere else.
Oh a stinging emptiness in the air, so beautifully expressed. Nice!
Thank you, Di.
Concise and perfect. That kind of kiss can drive a person mad!
Oh, yes, Rowan, it can. But it is a divine madness.
How much temptation is, than the emptiness to give in… love it…
How much sweeter temptation is, than the emptiness to give in… Sorry.. it’s late,.
Oh, I agree, Bjorn.
THank you, Mama.
WOW. You painted this with the complexity of longing.
Thanks, Alice. Longing and I have spent a long time together.
that temptation does begin before the act
It certainly does. Makes it even sweeter.
short, concise, and powerfully conveyed !! I enjoyed your offering tonight !! excuse me while I kiss the sky !!
Oh, my favorite Hendrix tune…
Brevity that’s so effective, it packs a punch and tells more than a story! One of my best on the circuit run tonight!
Thank you so much, Adura!
Oh I like this a lot Susan. Love the format and there is a lot of power behind your words- almost like a warning! 🙂
Oh, I like that…thank you!
ANOTHER VIEW TO VIEW KISSES……..
unrequited temptation can be so noble
…And so much fun! Thank you!
i like the concept of the kiss once dreamed
sexy hits the streets
Thank you–what a yummy title you have. Coming over to read it now, I am so…tempted 😉
…the physical engagement is quite more intimidating & don’t most likely lead to that anticipated arousal or drive than what it had been when it was imagined… really an excellent short piece… smiles…
Thank you, Kelvin. Yes, sometimes the imagination is far more tempting than the reality.
Air guitar and air kisses?
Yes! I like that image too.
never taste skin…(for shame). Love this Susan
Thanks, Audra. Hey–happy Mother’s Day.
Same to you 🙂
Wonderful Susan ! Happy Mothers Day dear friend !
you defined the very feeling here…lovely!
Thank you, Akika!
temptations are sweetest till gratified.
Yes, they are. Those seconds before Eve bit the apple must have been exquisite.
One can guess as much…even afterwards, the shared crunched brunch must have caused some swoon and disorientation given the wrong answer provided to a question that sought after location!
so evocative, Susan. so glad to read (even though I am incredibly behind in my blog reading) cheers to a lovely week. ~jane
Jane–thank you! I am awfully behind in my reading, as well. Shame on me.
The temptation is in the emptiness which makes you want more. Perfectly written 🙂
Thanks, C. Yes! Temptation realized is simply guilt.
And often, they are the best ones.
Oh, I agree.
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