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Sex is Special

November 22, 2013

It’s different every time
And you only ever get a glimpse of the real thing
In all its unprepossessing glory.
Keeping your eyes open, to catch a sight
Might be considered rude
Undesirable, plain unpleasant, or unforgettably sweet


Intense concentration is required on all sides, of course!
That, or some insane level of intoxication
Utter ruthlessness, selfishness, cunning and spite
Or fearless, loving and joyful delight
Which cannot ever be faked
Or beaten.


So far our intercourse has been more social than sexual, except perhaps
For one or other of us separately, once or twice?
That one time when your breath and voice touched my ear at once,
That was something else again, and I’ll never stop listening to you.
So, should you ever have or could feel something of the same
The prospects for deeper intimacy seem unusually good.


But sex! Sex is something else
It’s like trying to cook a special dish together
Fit for a “special occasion.”
Less self critical chefs or cooks might enjoy making a mess of it
Others might be horrified most of all
By the stolen bites and clumsy nibbles.


And we do have to be careful
When every moment together must be so memorable
When ridiculous things like shoes or cards or rings
And even the most abused and neglected, unkempt body parts
Suddenly draw unexpected attention and cause such tension
It’s unbearably impossible for love not to be mentioned.


So let us take time and use all the arts
To share and forgive our bodies and learn the secret of our hearts.


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