Tryst

Bed clothes 
dishevelled and thrown
the evidence 
of a beautiful tryst 
stains of longing 
washed and the remains


souvenir strands
of hairs static attachment 
stranded time
lingering of mutual attraction 
tired body marked 
proud badges secretly worn


prepare for work
feel the gentle pain that smiles
dreaming awake
the faint scent of rendezvous 
relive ecstasy 
to taste the pleasure of next time.

Ciaran Burke

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