Cafuné by Emily Duncan

Cafuné: Brazilian Portuguese – The act of tenderly running one’s fingers through someone’s hair.

I, your willing prisoner,

captive of your arms

and your thick black hair

and shoulders inscrutable,

ache deep red for you.
Loving you is chocolate pie

smooth and cool to taste;

your skin, hot and sweet,

traces globes across your ribs,

whispers down the back of your neck

tugging at your spine.
In your absence only stars

blanket me in milky glow

where your slinking pale body

should be; in your presence

twisting pleasures, together

lithe creatures of

profligate gods.


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