Dew on a Rose

The first six poems were first published as a sequence in Raw Nervz 1:4, Autumn 1994, page 6. I have added two more erotic poems at the end. See also “Sleeping Over.”       +

baby asleep—
my tongue
licks your wet nipple

a cool night breeze—
under the bed
a sex manual

the taste of honey
on your nipple—
the symphony’s crescendo

after lovemaking
the Kleenex box
out of reach

old lovers drifting to sleep—
the damp spot
between us

dew on a rose—
a pair of aphids


my hand curves
       to fit your breast . . .
the windowsill, snow-laden

moonlit surf . . .
your nipple hardens
against my tongue