A Lust Affair

From the day we first met
I knew it was love
dug your hooks in
and oh they sank in with ease
you lived so fast
loved so beautifully
so hard
so definitively
such intrigue
such invitation
you were endless
like anything and everything was possible
and in arms reach
all we had to do was grab it
ours for the taking
a courtship
quickly you filled my soul
healed my wounds
sealed the cracks
whole again
you held me
led me
to a world I never knew existed
it all comes together
rose colored clarity
in this thing together
my rock
my structure
so quickly you’d whisk away the pain
suck out the loneliness
securing insecurities
a life worth living
a reason
the strength to see another day
with you
life as I knew it was over
a new chapter began,

An eternal kind of love,
no coming back
A scientific kind of love,
you gave me balance
A terminal kind of love,
I knew it’d be the death of me,
by boy was it worth it.
Our love rapidly growing
bigger and bigger
it all moved so fast
we would soon wed
a blissful union
the life of the party
a picture
confidence and strength
I desired beauty
so beauty manifested
spirits on high
turned up
turned on
and there’s no turning me off now
fearless, beautiful and thin
but popularity spawns jealousy
and it did.
change of pace
home base, together
I didn’t need to find myself
I found you
oneness, seamless
but togetherness spawns strain
and it did.

your speed first enticed me
but i always seem to be running
keeping up
I’d not fall behind
togetherness was never enough
your scent
your numbing kiss
i couldn’t get my fill
then panic
broken apart, I’d miss you so
fend off the loneliness
but only you could cast it out
alone but for a moment
I’d fall week
it was hard to go on
then panic
hungry yet nausiated
the pains
the sickness
it was all a dream
a nightmare
would I ever awake?
I’d not known
but I never was awake at all.

Finally, you’d return
but alone,
I’d fallen behind
and I couldn’t catch up fast enough
the unrelenting pace
I couldn’t fall in step
we’d never be the same again
I’d never be the same again
there’d been a change
shattered, I’d never find the peace
chasing a memory
I could never get enough
suddenly, I’d become a vat
of desperation and resentment
I hated you
for making me love you
but I couldn’t stop
I wouldn’t
a fine line
a very fine line
you were everything
you were everywhere
but I knew we’d have to part
put an end
but not just yet
I couldn’t walk away
I wouldn’t
a very fine line
the unknown
how would I go on?
the loneliness crept back
made it’s way in
you at my side,
with me,
in me,
but still it came
now bottomless
I’d never be full
our futile efforts
just motions
making me sick
deeper breaths
deeper and deeper
more was never enough
unattainable satisfaction
how much longer could we take this?
this shivering
I could never get warm
this sweltering
I could never get cool
I never could stay still
high strung
strung up
hung up
just hang it up
just throw it in
inaction to action
at long last I’d leave you
in search of the unattainable
me or you
the day arrived
I left you at the table
some good friends chose to stay
cold, three degrees

Liberation felt like shit
freedom didn’t feel free at all
it wasn’t
restriction, restraint, law
I’d miss you like a gangrene limb
plagued by your voice
are you there?
is anyone?
am I?
craving you for weeks,
imprisoned by perpetual yearning
why do I want you?
my small world
devoid of a horizon
the sun never rose or set
just beat
beaten down
vivid dreams
you stood atop a hill of minds
pulling strings
silly, I didn’t seem to mind
or did I?
we’d be together
the day we met
so happy, full, complete
and… gone
alone, I’d awake
drenched, panting, animalistic
and sick to my stomach

independence felt suspiciously like dependence
but what did I know?
a broken neck
eyes in the dirt
rigorous restraint
vigilant stagnance
when would things look up?
nothingness fills the time
minuets felt like decades
the ticking clock
a metronome
keeping the painfully slow pace
sickness and despair
closely watching over me
sinister eyes
fixated on the sickle
how to fill the time?
the void?
what life is left?
to live
to save
the loneliness engulfed me
surrounded by life
I slowly died
the tears flowed
I felt psychotic, pathetic
I was
set up
confidence departed
replaced by a wanton disregard

Back to my sick sad lonely life
monotony was safety
firebombing the innocence
and creativity
used up
I’d stuff it all down
forget, ignore
check the rear view
I was running long before we met
and now I’d run again
how habitual
natural forces would have to take me down
eventually I’d tire
I’d run my course
and sit
awakened by the harsh scent of reality
it wreaked of truth
well, eventually came
I’ve been seated ever since
so delicately balanced
a gram could tip the scales
now, finally, time has passed
recalling our love
as if it were yesterday
through all the pain
I’ve gained vision, life, reason
I can’t ignore the sickness
but the scars remain
to this day I miss your warm embrace
your hot white life
your energy, your pace
your comforting scent
your healing powers
ashes to ashes
everything must one day end
you wont be mine
but oh,
it does take me back.



5 thoughts on “A Lust Affair

  1. Oh man, this piece is truly amazing and I’m not just saying that. Firstly the subject in which you’re talking about gripped me and flowed brilliantly from one emotion to the other. I could relate to each part. The way in which you went from being completely smitten by this person, to worrying it won’t last, to the inevitable pain when things change then to the feeling of unwillingly having to give in. Simply amazing. Also your use of metaphors was brilliant. I also loved the flow of your writing, it’s kinda like mine with quick fast lines getting the point across as fast as possible. You’re a great writer, I hope to stay in touch and keep giving feedback to each other.

    1. Thanks so much for the great feedback. I’m really glad you enjoyed this one. I agree, I think we have similar styles with regard to speed and in terms of simplifying, maybe that’s why I was so immediately grabbed by your work- because it’s similar and easy for me to quickly relate. I’ll be glad to continue the feedback because I know I love hearing from readers about my stuff so I’ll chime in on anything that speaks to me. Thanks for your feedback and for taking the time to read. Take care!

      1. Yeah that’s exactly what I thought man! We just get our point across as quickly as we can in order to keep the reader interested, no point in filling a piece with pointless words. Brilliant man, stay in touch, you too!

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