Fever Dreams


The shutters create shadows across my bed as the sun rises

I keep them open to chase dawn

Dust motes dance before half open eyes

I imagine fairies caught in the final bacchanalia

I stretch my body seeking heat

Pushing back covers damp from ecstatic revelry

I reach for you first, always you first

Upon awakening finding the side empty

Your firm body missing from its place

Last night it was filled with you and me

I drifted in my sleep back to my edge

Crumpled sheets are evidence of our passion

I await your returnย with breath held

Anticipation fueling reveries, dreamed

My body tightens with morning imaginings

Pushing me to rise

Not from the bed but from my fevered thoughts

Anticipation makes me breathless

I flush remembering the night

Ceiling fans move air across exposed skin

I rise, pad barefoot and naked across cool tiles

The chill seeps up cooling my passion

Confronting the mirror offers evidence

Your visit was more than a fever dream

Imagined in my lonely nighttime wandering

Valentine, 31 Aug 2014


  1. One time years ago, I left the crumpled sheets on my bed all day and late into the night after my lover was gone because I knew she would not be coming back for some time. I don’t know if that makes me a sentimentalist or whether I simply wanted to relive an amazing night every time I walked into the bedroom.

  2. Oh yes I can just imagine the returnings of the mind to the evening’s moments of passion… so well expressed, Val.

  3. Loved this one, so open and sensual, filled with longing. This reminds me I really should post some of my poems, but I struggle with writing them. You’re inspiring, Val.

  4. Just beautiful. Hugs, Barbara

  5. Some like it hot, and that clearly includes you, Val.

  6. Well alright, alright! Woo! Ain’t nothing wrong with “dreaming”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sensory overload and well executed. โค

  8. Gray Dawster says:

    Wow what a great start to my Monday morning, you certainly know how to stir the wickedness my sweet and dear friend. I love this piece of poetry, very well written and arousingly (not a real word but it should be ๐Ÿ™‚ ) wicked. I Love this one Val ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun today and hey put some clothes on… lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Andro xxxx

    • Nice to see you and thank you (with a curtsy and a smile). I think I will stare in the mirror a little longer.


      • Gray Dawster says:

        Your reflection is a lovely one my sweet and dear friend, so yes a little longer ๐Ÿ™‚ Have some treats today, I am still not eating chocolates but we can share a virtual box or three if you like? ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

        Andro xxxx

  9. Very sensual and honest. I can tell you’ve put your heart into this. Nice.

  10. What a smile.

  11. A mix of joy and sadness in this poem Val. Will he return to offer you continuous happiness, or fade away as a memory?

  12. The words you use are so very heartfelt.

  13. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegroโ„ข.

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