Showing posts with label Lust. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lust. Show all posts

Thursday, February 6, 2014


I cue moonlight,
light tealights,

trail petals
to my heart,

but you,
pornblind and hooked,

don’t even know
where to start.

© 2014 Jennifer Wagner

Pornography addiction, especially via the internet, is a relationship killer.  If you or someone you know is struggling, there is help.  Lots of resources out there, Celebrate Recovery and Pure Desire among them.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In Bed Together, Alone (Into Me See)

There was always a little booze
to get the tongue loose,

and sex
to bridge the bodily gap.

But once all the highballs
were emptied,

and they cracked the night
with a breath of sunlight,

bare skin prickled
against the the hollow-boned touch

of dying whispers
too hoarse to rise above

what they never said.

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

“Partners in a relationship can begin to lose their romantic and sexual passion for each other when they begin showing less and less of their true feelings to each other. This lack of ongoing "into-me-see" can occur because of fear of how the other person will react, lingering resentment, or simply emotional laziness. Much like tending a garden, ongoing intimacy requires persistent effort, but in both cases the fruit that blooms as a result of such loving dedication is well worth the effort. It is quite possible for two people in a relationship to continue to grow as individuals who are capable of revealing ever-deeper aspects of themselves to their partner. In this way there are always new qualities of a person to be known and loved, which is the best insurance for maintaining sexual passion no matter how long the couple has been together.
The quality of your life is enhanced immeasurably by developing and maintaining relationships with people who you allow deeply into your heart, mind and soul. Remember that secrets and emotional isolation are the enemies of intimacy. The ability to be intimate with another person is like a muscle that becomes weak when it is under-exercised. Use it or lose it!” –Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT

"The opposite of loneliness, it's not togetherness. It is intimacy." -Richard Bach

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Like Anna and Alexei

the lemon and mint night
deceived me with its fragrance

stronger, subtler than roses,
pink, and blushing deeper still

i’m sorry,
i should have listened to me

but my voice
went hush

when i heard your words
and all i could think about

was your tongue

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Peggy Goetz at Poetry Jam invited us to write from the perspective of a fictional character.  I based my poem on the both tragic and captivating characters of Anna and Count Vronsky in Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, and the attraction between them.  I read the book a while back but have yet to see the 2012 movie version.  I’m curious to know if anyone has seen it and what they thought of it.