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“The River”, for OneShotPoetry Wednesdays….

November 23, 2010

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WARNING: EROTICA.  Don’t read if you are offended by  sexual description.

This poem was originally published in my first book:  “A Seasoning of Lust”, 2009.  It was chosen by  ERWA (Erotica Readers and Writers Association) as one of two “best poems” of 2009.  I believe a poem of Nick Nicholson was the other  given this honor.


The sun streams in the window,

Like a jarring benediction

From a loud-mouthed priest.

It falls upon us

As we spoon asleep,

Your back turned to me,

My nose on your skin

Breathing in the miracle of you.

Last night, our first in spent passion,

That particular coin flowed like a river

Between us.

You brought hot, wet towels

To clean up the waters left by the flood.

Bending over me,

Parting my thighs with your hands,

I wanted you to leave the damp alone,

And slide

Into the still wet, faintly pulsing dark chasm,

My hollow jerking and twisting at the end of you.

But instead,

I curled up like a fiddle-head fern,

And embraced your dark head with my hands,

Pulling your mouth to my own,

And we flowed down that river again.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2008, 2010

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