Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Colors of Desire

The color of desire:
       green, sometimes,
or the suddenness of red
       when flesh
catches fire and spills
       onto sheets
of crumpled white
       orgasmic nights
becoming blue
       in the after-glow
of spent desire.

Neil Ellman

Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey.  He has published hundreds of poems in print and online journals, anthologies, broadsides and chapbooks throughout the world.

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