Engrossed in your own thoughts
you hardly notice me...
but I watch your fingers dance
on the laptop keys, then on your knees…

the world of fantasies
get the good of me…
as I tumble down
the hole of half-baked salacities…

somewhere in the distance
the music begins…
‘Every breath you take’
the one I have always imagined us in…

the music grows
as the floor lights up…
in you walk, from reality
right into my chimeric absurdities…

How can this be true?
It’s my dream
now yours too?
such an improbable possibility

Your gaze invites me on the floor
‘Shall we?’
What I’ve always wished for
How can you see?

Desirous, unchaste,
with a smile that kills…
you stare on
as secrets spill…

What I am wishing
right now, and for years…
my heart’s shouting out loud
bet you can hear it too…

It’s as if you feel it
cause you seem to enjoy…
the nervous pleasure
that soaks me then sinks…

With bodies barely apart
I am sure you feel me shiver…
Dancing to the music
as we sway to and fro…

Your lips brush mine
Once, twice, thrice…
the kiss that tormented
my mind a dozen times…

The spell doesn’t wear off
even minutes after we part…
Someone said it right
‘A kiss is an insatiable art…’

I hear you call my name
Oh what bliss!
But wait, what’s this rush?
What’s the urgency?

And then there you are
standing right there…
calling me out again
asking if the script is repaired…

I break out of my reverie
and nod an embarrassed no…
look straight into your eyes
and ask for time some more…

You say not a word
just that angelic smile…
and oh, how I am trapped
in the trance once again…

~~~~~

Asha Seth