“anesthesia” a poem


If it’s one thing I miss–
often longed for and desired–
it’s the sense of touch
last felt when last time expired.
 
My arms kept her safe, comforted
at a time when we were significant others.
The sense of touch comforted us–
she was happy, as was I when I was with her.
 
So often neglected, I wish I felt more,
not mentally, or emotionally,
but that sense of touch,
I miss feeling that feeling physically.
 
And it is that feeling that drives me
further from into the storm,
rushing to the sense of touch,
naked skin, soft and warm.
 
I don’t like this anesthesia.
I swear I was forced to succumb.
The sense of touch is missing
and I loathe this feeling of numb
 
I’m grateful for smells, sights and sounds
and I enjoy tastes since date of birth.
But when will the sense of touch
return to all that I remember it being worth?
 
It’s been so long since I last felt
that I fear I feel I would recoil in fear.
That connection, the sense of touch,
would need to be gentle, sweet, sincere.
 
I’m grateful for close companions
sharing laughs and secrets untold.
But it’s not quite like the sense of touch,
having someone close enough to hold.
 
There’s a clear line between love and lust
and I don’t have a problem with either.
Love can enhance the sense of touch,
but this time around I have neither.

Advertisements
Tagged with: , ,
Posted in poetry, writing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,965 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on WordPress.com
May 2009
S M T W T F S
« Apr   Jun »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  
Blog Stats
  • 28,511 hits
  • 107. jupiter descending August 21, 2019
    Sterling and Kortney lament over the possibility of having to relive yet another Spider-man reboot with the recent news of Sony and Disney split. The BHF spotlight is on the record-breaking Simone Biles who is too amazing for words. In Space news: black holes are still terrible. Later, an in-depth analysis of the Wachowskis space opera Jupiter Ascending.
  • 106. showers in the van August 8, 2019
    Keyerra of the Crime in Color podcast stops by, not to discuss crimes or criminals, but favorite songwriters. Although criminals are discussed when Stephanie St. Clair is brought up as this episode's BHF. Kortney discusses a new obsession. Sterling reviews Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Follow @CrimeInColor and Keyerra on Twitter. Check out the official […]
  • 105. you, me, and sdcc July 25, 2019
    A review of San Diego ComicCon, specifically and especially news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what's most anticipated. Prior to that, more news about Bettye and what surprises she had in store for Sterling. Later, a review of the new Lion King and the winner of the Okayiest Movie Award of 2019. Sterling tells a story about the time he spent an […]
%d bloggers like this: