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
spinning


    *


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


moonlit surf . . .
your nipple hardens
against my tongue