I sensed you before I saw you.
that little flicker at the corner of my eye which keeps evading me.
some time passes and I forget to look for you, but
then I notice the heat on my thigh, my calf, my ankle.
I run my fingers from my foot up to my ankle, my calf, to my thigh
in a lingering caress, retracing your trail.
my hands careen over my body
looking for the marks of your love and as I discover more,
and begin to search for you once more.
you revel in my frantic search for you
but you elude me at every turn.
it frustrates me,
drives me to the edge of insanity.
I feel your heat when I sleep, it awakens me.
feverishly, I wake in search of you
but you’re nowhere to be found
I hear you for a fleeting second
lips fluttering against the nape of my neck
I turn, but you’re gone.
I reach for you again and again
but I’m thwarted.
on the brink of insanity
I swing wildly into oblivion
which you like.
it makes you feel alive
I persist! I insist!
I chase you
hoping to catch a glimpse of you.
I see you, feasting on the nectar in my veins.
my palms open
revealing the Rorschach
mosquito haunting me these past few nights.