her amaranthine lips
in eluctable invitation
an illecebrous intoxication
she bites her lip ever slightly

we circle each other
at first,
we are moons in retrograde
until drawing closer
to blissful oblivion

the psithurism of our inhalation
that very breath before the kiss
then dark lustful fire
and we,
the slaves that feed it


(c) 2013 allen simpson

someone requested the meanings of certain words. Here they are:

amaranthine – deep purple-red
ineluctable – inescapable, irresistable
illecebrous – alluring, attractive, enticing
psithurism – the sound of the wind through the trees