Auburn in October
Grapes and apricots, cheese and crackers.
Two bodies in one cot, pleasing fireworks.
Mineral water, heaven's daughter:
Touching, caressing, boldly expressing...
Love in pitch black, her
Soft hand across my chest lurks
Into secret places, stroking faces,
Cups of tea and Celtic harps,
Camembert and we're bare too.
Custody: of each other 'til dawn breaks
Now comes the sweet hell, of parting.
©James Craib, October 2004.