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