Tuesday, February 12, 2008



Lying, limbs entwined

Pelvises hinged in thrusting.

Lips brushing, tongues darting

Her face flushed; the pressure


She focuses on her woman-hood.

The exquisite pleasures rise,

Peak, crescendo—subside,

Rise again and again.

Each time the pleasure holds

All of her attention!

Breast and belly swell

Aureoles, nipples darken—

Linea nigra scores her swollen corpus.

The warm fuzzies of mother-hood

Gives way to the waddling near term discomfort.

Lying, limbs akimbo, panting

Through chapped, pursed lips.

Pressure builds with tightening uterus.

Pain’s intensity grows stronger,

Peaks, crescendos, subsides,

Rises anew.

Pain, each growing pain, holds

All of her attention!!

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Blogger paisley said...

while your portrayal here is beautiful,, it makes me happy i have never had to link the pain of childbirth to the pleasure of physical intimacy...

6:41 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

Now this is something I could never experience. But well put.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

that's the whole cycle there. It's crazy how one thing leads to another.

12:51 PM  
Blogger UL said...

I wish, if only...but seems like I can never experience labor I am told!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

strewth! I'm sweating just from reading it! i'm glad I'm a fella!

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A powerful piece - short, to the point, packing quite a punch. Well done!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Jellyhead said...

Very clever Rel!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Wow... that was intense.
And true.

Missed you so much!
Glad to be back.
Have something for you over at my page.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Rel, I think this is one of the best poems I've seen from you.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Aine said...

Clever and so true. The parallels are well drawn. Good job!

For women this is the essence of being. It is the one constant through the evolutionary process.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

very very clever Rel....and I remember it quite well. This covers it all. Well said.Happy Valentines Day!!

2:54 AM  

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