You couldn’t stay
The night…

I understand,
Too much to do
In the morning.

Just to be with you,
Was such an ethereal
In my life,
Yet again.

The satin of your skin
On mine…

The strength of you
Engaging me…

The tease of you
Toying with,
And besting me…

Perfectly paint the picture
Of this evening
With you.

Simply glorious.

But now,
Even in your absence…

Though you no longer
Grace the shadows
Of my bedroom
In the fading light of evening…

I still sense you.

I still feel your weight on me.

I still smell the elegance
Of your perfume.

I still taste the compelling beauty
Of you…

Just here,

Yet again enrobing my body,
And mind,
And heart.

I can no longer touch you…

I can no longer caress you…

But you’re here,
Next to me,

Filling my soul
With your luxury,



© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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21 thoughts on “Lingering

  1. That felt like a warm blanket. Cozy😊

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    1. Thanks Dorothy!!!! 🙂

      That’s a nice way to think of it!! 🙂


      1. That’s how it felt to me.

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    1. Thank you Phyllis! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. And with that, I will hug my hubby and bid good night! You warmed my heart with your writing once again, Bill. Thank you!

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    1. So glad…. thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful comments!!

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  3. Aww, this is beautiful! Lovely words that bring true feelings. 💞

    (It reminds my of a love from the past who once said that he could ‘feel’ my aroma in his room. 😊 )

    Love does linger…

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    1. Thank you so much Elitsa!! I really appreciate your thoughts and kind words!

      And yes… Love does linger… that’s the power of it…yes? 😊

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      1. You’re more than welcome, I really enjoy your work 😊 And yes, I totally agree!

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  4. The endearing words of the poem linger on too in the reader’s heart…

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    1. Thanks Geet!! So glad you enjoyed it!!

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  5. I can’t stop loving your poetry, Bill.

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    1. That, my friend, makes me smile…and now, I’ll be smiling all day!

      So glad my work is meaningful to you!!

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  6. Memories can sustain us till the next time, as can anticipation!

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