Until You Whispered…

I thought I knew
How heat affected the body.

I’ve been scalded in the deserts of southwest Asia
And the southwest United States.

I’ve been braised in the humidity of the equatorial tropics
Of southeast, and southern Asia.

I appreciate,
And have the greatest respect,
For the omnipresent pressure
On the body
When it’s subjected
To the forge of incessant heat.

Or at least,
I thought I did…

Until I met you.

Just now,
In your embrace,
I begin to question
What I thought
Heat to be.

Just feeling your chest
And your hips
Driving into me,
As if unstoppable
And unconstrained…

Blistering from your body,
As if there were no garments
Our wanting flesh.

Just feeling your arms
Locked around me,
Unapologetically constraining me,

Just feeling the furnace
Of your breath
On my neck,
As it personifies
The meaning of wild-fire.


I was wrong.

Despite my travels,
And experiences in life…

I had no idea
What heat really meant,

How it ravished
The body
And mind,

How it commanded
Complete surrender,

How it predetermined
My response,
And sense of survival…

I had no idea
What heat really meant,


Until you whispered
In my ear…

“Let’s make love.”

Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

26 thoughts on “Until You Whispered…

      1. Thank you Vera. You know, as I’ve tried to find my voice with the written word, I’ve struggled. There are so many polished and pure voices out there, speaking. All I can do is write from what my heart feels, and whispers. That’s all we can do…yes?

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  1. I love the reversal of β€œHow it commanded/Complete surrender” from the retired Commanding Officer πŸ™‚ and the powerful ending whispered.

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      1. Was just thinning out my followed sites and almost lost you there. Excited to settle in and read more this week with some extra time.

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