I envy them, him, their love has a pureness seen only in the final pages of old dusty fairytale books, each kiss I believe renders them immortal, spells dispersed and magic created in the enchanted presence of such a love as theirs.
Such a simple existence, a moments kiss and passion fills their auras spilling outward, exploding into the melancholy day and yet, a kiss filled with so much desire and not an iota of indecency, as though they are God’s angels, as though their love is blessed by the heavens and coveted in white feathers. They speak with their eyes, knowing glances that say, ‘ill be back soon my love, but in these seconds without you, know only this, I exist for you, for you.’ I envy them, him, her, I envy them.

Karen Hayward ©2018
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This is an observational poem on a couple I see almost daily, in the latter part of their lives now they still love each other with a pure depth, she stands at the gate waving till he’s at the end of the road, where he gives her one last wave before he turns the corner… It’s a beautiful thing to watch.

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Awake

Sometimes, in days past and in mornings wake
among busy droplets of lavender
and burning skies of dawns glorious lake,
She saw tiny glimpses of him, right there.
Two souls peaked and primed, watching from afar,
tentacles of the unseen, leaving trails
of speckled kisses beneath wakeful stars
weaved in the essence of man’s mindful tales.
Simple eyes see with blind platonic thought
beyond aesthetics, raw, unearthed beauty
the soft whispers of what a soul has sought
light within the pits of reality.

Perhaps souls, eachother had always known, 
not seeing the physical, they saw home. 

Karen Hayward ©2018
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#sonnet

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When lust comes wrapped with golden bows

… I find it still lurking,
that broken fragment
at my core. A moralistic
demise speckled in
broken shards.
It is me,
an intrinsic scar on my soul.
The reflection of my
own self belief
that can only be
bandaged with
plasters of lust,
not love,
kissed with lips of desire,
not love…
A primal need for a
primal scar perhaps…

…but what happens
when love comes
wrapped in primal
kisses. When every
bite of carnal sin
tastes of ancient
love. When every
word is a stroke, every
syllable is a kiss,
every pause…
… A thrust of
liberated ownership…

… What happens then
to the scars of my
past, etched within
the dark recess of
my soul.

Karen Hayward ©2018
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The whirring tides

On keeps edge
a spring breeze
dancing through
auburn strands
of chaos as dawn
wakes. Blazen
skies igniting over
blue horizons
white surf kissing
day’s promise.
Fingers grasping,
waves plunging
hungrily,
mouths searching
tide rising
lust craving…
… gentle blades
of grass tickling
eyes knowing
mouths finding
sun ascending
bodies descending
passion burning
losing sense of
time
within the
whirring tides
of stars that is
Love.

Karen Hayward ©2018

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Quenched

And so woke an
envious mind
a subtle craving
a gentle image
grasping at
dreams…
… the
bottle between
your hands
the glass between
your fingers
the neck at your lips
Your tongue
saturated
nectar spilling
into your mouth
and the way your
eyes caress
her curves
seconds before
you place the
ice cold
bottled beer to
your lips and she
quenches your
primal thirst.

Karen Hayward ©2018

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His.

A kiss, tender passion filled need as the world twirls as butterflies swirl as you pull me deep within your grasp. Warm lips, wet tongues, tasting, sipping, biting, saliva entwining. Igniting, the imploding need of sacral fires burning, rising, tippy toes, pushing forward, faster, deeper. Two souls alit. Desire, need, lust, fighting to explode, skin a sensory puzzle of excitement, a visual play of energy as the soul becomes the rawest of all erogenous zones, tingling, waking, burning, aching… Kiss me, just fucking kiss me.

Karen Hayward ©2018
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