Friday, 10 June 2011

tiger tiger burning bright . . .


My love was a tiger
it chased you down
and ate you, raw

It consumed you, limb by limb
lingering over your eyes
relishing your beating heart

You became part of my body
ingested and nutritious
you fed my desire

Striped and sated, I slept
your sweet life still pulsing
inside my belly . . .


© Susannah Bec 2011

8 comments:

Rajesh said...

Wow! That quite a ton of raw energy in these lines! While nature continues to push itself into your lines, this is the first time I have read so much of passion as well. Good Change Sue.

Susannah said...

Thanks Rajesh. :-)

It is always good to see you here.

Zouxzoux said...

Love the rawness of these words & images and how you've communicated a powerful urgency. Just great.

versebender said...

Consumed by love...literally! I liked the "in-your-face" directness of this. Very good. vb

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Zouxzoux and versebender.

I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

Good to see you both. :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have captured the hunger of desire so well in these lines, with the sense of timing and anticipation..

Heaven said...

very nice metaphor to use... i like it ~

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Kerry and Heaven. :-)

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