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The Pain I Relish

Updated on August 31, 2013
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At the front door

on my way to work

she kissed me…roughly

toothpaste and cigarettes

I taste and spit dryly

she slaps me…hard

across my bristled cheek

I step in close…reach behind

and take her hair in my fist

a tight ball of tresses

lean in for another

but move too slowly

she bites my lip…roughly

and I crush her mouth with mine

aching bruised lip tender

from yesterday’s goodbye

toothpaste, cigarette, and blood.

I love you, she says

followed by the foulest of language

and I think I snarled

didn’t intend to

but who can control the animal?

Her hand has snuck in

and I feel her nails

through my jeans

grasping me…hurting

the pain I relish.

Don’t be late, she demands

turns and walks away

and with a flip

of a shoulder strap

let’s her gown fall to the floor

before she rounds the corner

reminding me…

what is for dinner





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    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Anna. I appreciate the compliment.

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Audrey. I'm glad that you liked this one.

    • Anna Haven profile image

      Anna Haven 

      4 years ago from Scotland

      Great writing. You really created a visual picture of the scene and the mood by your words.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Well that is the hottest write I have read here in a long while! Well done Wayne!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi Kim. Good to see you my dear. I always appreciate your feedback. Thanks! ; )

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      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wayne,

      Wow! I have been away for too long. Another gripping (sorry could not help it) and raw example of excellent poetry. You continue to just "spit" one right out after another. Voted Up. Shared.

      Hope you and yours are well,

      Kim

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Nikki. And hey, turned on is a good thing!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Rasma. I appreciate the compliment.

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      Nikki Wicked 

      4 years ago from Louisiana

      Awesome! Full of passion and rough loving. In the moment and seductive. Good one. I think i was even getting turned on.. whew.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Seduction masterfully and creatively done with your words.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      Precisely. . .

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks for stopping by, Deb.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds like you surely will not be late, or you might just go without dinner, Bad Boy...

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hot, hot, hot! : )

      Good to see you Nellianna.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      And they're calling our current North Texas temperatures 'Sizzling'! ;-)

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Romeo. With dinners like this, who needs to go t the gym?

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      Romeos Quill 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      The strumpet lol! If this is dinner, what's for desert?

      Have a good Sunday,

      R.Q.

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Kathryn. If you are anticipating it, it must be a darn good dinner!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Sha. I think I'm out of sick days. : )

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Appreciate the compliment, Tony. Thank you my friend.

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Sir Martin!

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      Kathryn 

      4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, that is a very hot poem! It would be hard to concentrate on anything while anticipating "dinner".

      ~ Kathryn

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      What a way to start the day. I wonder how long it took an 8 hour work day to creep by? And how much work got done thinking about the delicious dinner waiting for you at home? I think I'd have to call in sick and have an early dinner!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Michael, I appreciate the compliment. Thank you sir.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Nice Wayne, gritty and passionate all at once. You found clear words that work very well imparting the emotions. Excellent work, my friend.

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      Martin Kloess 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      You drew quite a picture with this... and I thank you

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      cleaner3 

      4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      ahh... the heat of passion , such that flows in the blood , in the air , in the eyes.. seen only by the passionate .. words can not describe ..if only put down by the poet ..AWESOME..Wayne

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Vincent. There are those aches that we do not rue. Some battle scars come, not in the heat of battle, but in the heat of passion.

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      Vincent Moore 

      4 years ago

      Yes indeed the art of seduction and I admire every woman who has it, a man needs to feel the power of a woman, not only her beautiful scent. I love playing and remember those days when lust, looks, feelings, both emotional and physical played a big part in my life. I'm glad I had a taste of the sweetest nectar that a goddess has to offer. Being a little rough and role playing can sure spice up a man's/woman's day and yearning for more. So I'd say sir, you have one hell of a HOT meal waiting for you when you get home, Bravo well penned, scintillating, I could feel the HEAT between both your loins. LOL

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