A Moment's Heat

The Sea and it's Raining. I Missed You So Much
Artist: Wura-Natasha Ogunji
33rd Bienal de São Paulo
Photograph: Kenia Santos

She was a summer
rain of satin across
the desert of his denial.

Lust lied… A moment’s
heat can burn solitude
into the despair of being alone.

©Susie Clevenger 2019


tonispencer said…
Interesting take on the prompt...the desert of his denial...love that line
Sanaa Rizvi said…
Oh my aching heart ... this is beautiful and spot on!❤️ You describe the temporary thrill of engaging in lust so eloquently in this poem. I especially love the opening image; "She was a summer rain of satin across the desert of his denial."
Wow! Such gorgeous metaphors.
Debi Swim said…
Those first three lines are marvelous
Wow Susie- love 'the desert of his denial'.
brudberg said…
Between those line a complete story exists...
Ron. said…
Fine work indeed, Ms Clevenger. I, too, love the desert of denial. Wowza1
Violet Lentz said…
Scorching metaphor. I can feel the heat from here..
Kerry O'Connor said…
You nailed it Susie! Suc a clever word play, and I love the opening description of the woman.