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Her Black Robe Trailing

by Bradd Howard

Night comes in
like a lover hiding in the corners of your bedroom
her black robe trailing
leaving comet cobwebs in her wake
fingertips flashing/grasping
stealing the coolness from pillows and sheets
leaving you clutching at bedposts and dreaming of easier dreams.
for night like the best lover leaves us gasping and wishing for more
but knowing we usually can't handle it

07/19/2005

Author's Note: clearing out my own cobwebs... but this didn't turn out too bad

Posted on 07/19/2005
Copyright © 2020 Bradd Howard

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Erin Eymard on 07/19/05 at 06:22 PM

Wow Bradd!! I love it. Very very well done. I love the image of night as a lover.

Posted by Paul Marino on 07/20/05 at 05:34 AM

that last line is killer, as mommy says. i think she'd think the same if she'd stop crushing so hard. anyway, your language excites me, or at least peaks interest in my ears. you use lots of sounds and sounds may be what makes poetry. how fascinating. bye

Posted by Melanie J Yarbrough on 07/21/05 at 02:36 AM

i love that "stealing the coolness from pillows and sheets" ...love the last line also. so effortless

Posted by Alex Smyth on 07/21/05 at 10:47 PM

This is a perfect sultry Southern night. Inevitable, that feeling of weakness right down to your bones when the heat is inescapable, yet hoping morning is not too close....

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 05/22/14 at 09:24 PM

Wow! How did I ever miss this written piece of art! such imagery and metaphor. The added erotica only ices this slice of cake!!

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 05/22/14 at 09:25 PM

Wow! How did I ever miss this written piece of art! such imagery and metaphor. The added erotica only ices this slice of cake!!

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/23/14 at 01:50 AM

A very nice write!!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/29/14 at 03:09 PM

Send this night my way! Nuff said. ;)

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