Photo Challenge #108 – Making me Whole


Image: Albert Finch

I arrive home

A long day no excuses

Its always work work work.

I’m tired, I’m cranky,

I know you will be upset at yet another late night.

A note on the kitchen table says:

“Dinner in in the oven.”

To tired to care I eat

What is now a burnt offering

But I dare not complain.

I eat in silence save for the distant

Rhythms of the songster

In whose words I know you bathe.

Not for me such soothing sentiments

Having left you high and dry.

I enter the bedroom, the music plays

I cannot see you,

I feel chastened by my tardiness.

I begin to undress and feel your arms circle my neck.

Yours are caressing hands

Caring hands, loving hands

You whisper you have missed me.

The buttons on my shirt

Slip between your fingers

Your hands slide over my chest

I take in a sudden breath.

You suggest you shower me.

What follows is the purest of indulgence

My day washed clean

We are an exercise in adoration

Awakening to loves delights.

You do what you do best for me

Make me feel whole.

I hope I do that to you too.


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14 Responses to Photo Challenge #108 – Making me Whole

  1. I image, in a loving, sensual relationship such as that, you make the other feel whole too.

  2. wildchild47 says:

    Really a slip into the sublime here 🙂

    And let’s see, that songster … that voice so wonderfully indulgent …

    • wildchild47 says:

      yes, I’m a huge fan … not only his abilities as a musician, but as a really good song writer too ….. and there is a “realness” about him …. probably has something to do with wrestling with his demons and working with them to create and grow.

      Of course, it doesn’t hurt a bit that he’s pretty good “eye candy” either 😉

  3. Lynn Love says:

    Lovely! What a gorgeous, sensuous poem – the waters of love washing the day away. And a super photo choice too. Wonderful.

  4. Great writing, Michael. What starts out on such a down note ends in such a beautiful, sensual song of love. You need to write more poetry like this. 🙂 I must reblog.

  5. Reblogged this on Building Castles In The Air and commented:
    This is a lovely poem by my friend, Michael.

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