Poetry

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Thoughts While Watching His Hands

By Jessica Scott

 

 

Long and graceful, elegant hands,

should belong to a pianist or violinist, perhaps, though

currently he is talking with them,

painting pictures in the air of something he sees in his mindโ€™s eye.

I watch them, fascinated with every graceful arc of his long fingers.

I imagine them tanned and warm, rubbing coconut-scented oil into my skin

-dried sand sticks to his fingers feeling like stubble rubbing against

tender flesh-while a Spanish breeze flutters the palm leaves above our heads

and the waves crash and splash playing tag with the sand

and our towels.

I lick my lips and can almost taste the salt from the water,

Or maybe the tanginess of the margarita weโ€™d ordered earlier

And shared between sultry, torrid kisses;

Itโ€™s my fantasy, and I can weave it any way I want the way heโ€™s weaving

words with those hands that I can feel leaving scorch marks on my cool skin

even though he hasnโ€™t touched me once,

and the gloomy rainy day is as farย from the tropics

as I am from his awareness.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Ofโ€ฆ. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they arenโ€™t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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