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A Stirring

Updated on June 15, 2011
Touch by Andi♥/Flickr
Touch by Andi♥/Flickr

What is this state of being
I feel alive, but too alive
I am distractedly aware of my body
Every sense is heightened

I feel my skin rub against my clothes
I’m conscious of my hips as I walk
My heels on the brick pound in ears
The sun warms the top of my head

Fragrance finds my nose and I am lost in it
My fingers fondle my clothing absent-mindedly
For too long I stroke my coffee cup against my lip
Its bitter, then earthy as it burns down my throat

The people and their eyes
They all see me, I do not look away
And I smile, I can’t help it
I feel them engaging me

There is an unsettling here
A deep yearning for touch
An awakening ache from deep within
To feel and to be felt

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You and I both, then. Thanks for commenting Bad.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I'm glad you liked it Benjimester. As intoxicating as it is, if we felt like this all the time we'd never get anything done.

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      This is a great poem. I totally identify with the feelings it evokes. I love that sense of "Timelessness" that comes at certain moments, making everything about the world come alive and become vibrant. I used to love the early morning of northern Minnesota because it evoked what your poem describes. Thanks for bringing me back to that place, if only for awhile.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      So glad you like it blondepoet! Life can be a sensual feast.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lovely seductive, sensuous vibes here describing how I have felt many a time.I like..this is my kind of poem yahoooo

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Elena, I'm a baby in this environment but , oh so willing to learn.

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      You don't know the half of it, Randy, but let me tone down, least we give the boys, and some of the girls, a full blown stroke!

      On second thought, though, that doesn't sound like such a bad idea!  Laugh! 

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Elena you are deliciously naughty.

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Hey, I caught this in Hubtivity, how come I didn't get a mail to let me know about it?  Never mind, here I am now! 

      Skin rubbing on clothes is indeed stirring! I'm not surprised she keeps you on a tight leash -- but you do realize, don't you, that the leash image is very stirring too?

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Chris, I am always looking. That's why she keeps me on a tight leash.

      Thanks Shady Lady, I'm glad it stirred up good memories.

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      Shady Lady 8 years ago from here and there

      This is beautiful! It brings to mind a lot of great memories.

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      So, you're a poet too, and a good one! Hmmm. Who are you, mystery woman? If you're looking for a "feeler...."

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Glad you liked it C.C.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Very nice poem. I like it.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks cblack!

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      cblack 8 years ago from a beach somewhere

      Nice poem.