First Touch

Quivering anticipation
Shivering butterflies
Trembling hands

Wonder and worry
Hope and yearning
Dreams and longing

Fluttering eyelids signalling
Gazes locking onto one another
Blushes warming cheeks

       Until it becomes almost too much

But

Breathless fear
Pleasurably agony
Divine suspense

       Until it becomes almost too much

But
       Too much

Eyes meet
Hands touch
Hearts beat

White blinding exaltation
A hundred rainbows exploding
Minds crashing into a thousand shards

Just the two of us
You and me
Right here, right now

First touch

No way back from this
The connection is made
The die are cast

But
       Will it last?

First Touch

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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This was a difficult birth and a poem long coming…

Many years ago I had to read a poem at uni – ad nauseam. I can’t remember for sure who wrote the poem, I think it was by Heine and about the first meeting of a knight and a girl who brought him a chalice of wine. It’s a beautiful poem but in the end I almost hated it because we had to take it apart and take it apart and take it apart again until it didn’t make any sense at all, but it stayed with me all this time.

There is something so special about the first touch and I wanted to share this.


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