desire, trepidation, and hunger …

sprinkling cinnamon caresses, scribbling odes,

etching my words on your bare back,

desire inflames, engulfs flesh and blood and bone,
dispelling all trepidation,

the sin of hungering,

in a sweltering furnace of longing,

scribbling odes,

fingers meandering across your body,

desire, trepidation, and hunger,

fleeting, momentary,

yet abiding, infused,