On Love, and the Color of Her Skin

aw_MB_morninglust_107-2What is the color of your skin when you are hidden beyond the horizon? What is the color of your skin when my heart swells with joy at the sight of you? What is the color of your touch when I clasp your hand in mine? What is the color of your touch when we embrace?

What is the color of your mind when you see me in your thoughts? What is the color of your mind when you dream of me? What is the color of your mind behind the words you speak to me? What is the color of your mind when you remember me?

What is the color of your voice when I hear you from afar? What is the color of your voice when you murmur in my ear? What is the color of your breath when you whisper in the night? What is the color of your breath when my heart beats against your breast?

The color of your skin and the color of your touch and the color of your mind and the color of your voice and the color of your breath are less important to me than the color of your love. You paint my heart from the palette of your heart, a rainbow of touch and taste, sight and sound, smells that excite me, make me tremble, and send shivers through my skin.

My skin. Your skin. Our skin protects us and bares us. Our skin is a poor form of identification for the self that lies beneath. With eyes closed your skin is a thrilling sensation to my fingertips. With eyes open do I see you differently?

I kissed you and you smiled and my lips brushed across your brilliant white teeth. Your smooth neck beneath my nuzzle and my fingers traced the sweat along your spine. The long, sensuous curve of your hips and legs, and the firmness of your calves, and the soft yield of your thighs sent me above the place we lay and I held onto you like a long comfortable sigh emanating from the deepest reaches of my soul. Your back to me and the moonlight reflected in your skin and my arm over your shoulder as you closed your eyes and your smile and your love-sound drew my heart ever closer. I tightened my arms around you and your tight curls tickled my cheek and your breasts filled my hands and your nipples spoke of joy in the blackness of the night.

What is the color of your smile when you recall the night the rain wet us through the window and the peacocks cried from the hills and the sound of the waterfalls rushed around us and we breathed so heavily in the air that smelled of plumeria, gardenia, and the jasmine that blooms at night? What is the color of the time we spent caressing one another and your fingers traced my chest?

My memory of you is the color that gives birth to all colors. My memory of you is a racing heart, a happy smile, a longing for your touch, a scent, a sound, a feeling, a dream, a taste of you.

O, Zee; what is the color of your memory of me?

 

 

 

Image: Morning Lust by Michelle Buhl-Nielsen. avisca.com
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5 thoughts on “On Love, and the Color of Her Skin

    1. Will Pennington

      That night was incredibly romantic. I was stationed in Hawaii and lived at the foot of a mountain above the sea in Makaha. The peacocks calling “bill” “bill” the fragrant flowers, the waterfalls. The rain coming through the window was actually the lawn sprinklers, but how romantic is that? 🙂 ❤

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      1. Kris

        Lawn sprinklers….at least the thought was there!
        I was sitting with a friend on a bench watching a park empty one evening. We sat closer as it just seemed more romantic. Then, those sprinklers started! We laughed and ran!

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