​our embrace …

when we kissed, beneath the rainy Johannesburg skies, i was swept into the cauldron of aching desire.

when our bodies writhed, a dazzling confluence of two souls fused as one, i was swept away by the murmurs you whispered into my ear.

when your heart beat against my chest, the sweat slick and salty on our two forms, i was swept away by the tides of passionate need.

you swept me away on that night, merged with thunder and lightning and the torrential African rain


since those days of togetherness, i have been swept away by you,

time and time and time again …