CATCHING THE RECALL

  They come and go, playing tag with the tide, swimming in to touch but the ocean is an elastic to recall. We came here once, a love of youth’s illusions, dipping our skinnies before I lost you on a breath without recall. It comes and goes; that tide, his touch, this time, so many […]

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STARDUST

  Stardust… the fallout from the flames, a nebulous of what was once known by names, now falling, through time and space, trailing dust, a trail of gentle dust in place of touch, in lieu of place, in lieu of hold and how we hold; tighter and stronger, longer, after, trying to hold a star, […]

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THE DEPTH UNDER THE MOON

  Moonlight melts languidly on liquid lakes like suds on dishes like snow on windows like thicker skin over age-old scars. Moonlight floats momentarily on rippling reflections like the tingle after kisses like the scent after sex like the pain after parting. Moonlight flirts on the water to divine whether the depth is worth the […]

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THE ART OF KISSING 

  Kissing is an art like the art of leaving you wanting more, like the temptation just to tease; lip, tongue, light, longing… the art of kissing, just like leaving.   All words and photography by Damien B. Donnelly

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FLEETS OF TIME

  Touch tenderness such tenderness touch time such fleeting time tender the time we take to touch we touch so tenderly through fleeting time through fleets of time like sailing ships caressing seas amid serenity amid storms such storms stay the storms time will teach us what we can weather whether the waves will wash […]

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The Christmas Kiss that Wasn’t Mine

For two months I’d waited for you- Adrift for a time from The mere sensation of even A stranger’s touch- Not knowing it was you, Of course, But for that longed for warmth To envelope me. How funny And how easy You became my Christmas present- Mon cadeau. My only gift had been a self-bought […]

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Hands

With my hands, I create something from nothing. With my hands, I reach out and touch you. With my hands, I find my way through the darkness And, if needed, wipe away the tears. In the light, They shade my eyes so I can see what lies ahead. In our love, They are the touch […]

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