In an Over-Sanitized World, I Prefer to be Dirty

by Amanda J Cobb

I have not showered today.

I did not want to watch our shared love
flow in speeding, sweaty rivulets
down a dirty drain.

I wanted to wear you,
as light as oil on my skin,
a glisten in my hair,
and a half-turned-up smile on my lips,
the part of me that you found last night
gently purring all the while.


Posted on 09/03/2004
Copyright © 2021 Amanda J Cobb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Max Bouillet on 09/05/04 at 08:07 PM

This is so natural and beautiful. An almost spiritual manner of dealing with the sensual self. Great read that should be required reading for all lovers.

Posted by W. Mahlon Purdin on 02/20/05 at 03:45 AM

The free spirit and selflessness of this poem are really great. You have a special talent ... honesty.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 08/10/07 at 01:43 AM

still a favorite of mine =)

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