Love Me


Love me like we’re
lost in the woods on
a moonless night,
being serenaded by
the wind, and the
ominous sounds of
a chainsaw and
maniacal laugher.

Love me like a pole
crashing into the yard,
live wires leaving their
streaks on the lush green

Love me without thought,
without asking, without
wondering if you paid
the light bill, or if you
should wear your grey
trousers tomorrow or
your black.

Love me when you’re
stuck in rush hour
traffic with a
headache, and the
jerk in the car
next to
you is blasting
hip hop
so loud, you can
feel your seat

Love me in a back
alley, up against a
brick wall, your mouth
on my throat, while
we move in rhythm
to the sound of
sirens and street noise.
Do it when
no one looking, and
there’s a citywide power
outage, and the looting
has begun, and a truck
jumps a curve and almost
sideswipe a bus, while
someone throws a brick
through a window.

Love me like the first
taste of bourbon, like
a blessing, like a flood,
like a barrage of light
filling a blind man’s
eyes, like eros and
agape love mating.

Love me when we’re
both too tired to make
love, when you are
lonely, when you
hate everyone and
you’ve lost your

Come lie down beside
me, close your beautiful
eyes, take my hand as
I sing you a lullaby of
longing, and I’ll
never stop as long
as you love me, as
long as you keep
loving me, just like


64 thoughts on “Love Me

  1. Oh, wow! Yes, I love this very much! It resonates quite loudly and beautifully. That back alley scene was quite hot. Who cares if the rest of the world is falling apart? šŸ˜‰
    Have a great day! (oh, and the first taste of bourbon was delicious, as well…)

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      1. Haha! It wasn’t meant to be. It was my way of saying I see a lot of myself in your poetry so it’s easy for me to understand what you’re saying. ā¤ļøā¤ļø
        Namaste (the Light in me sees and honors the Light within you.)

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      1. Now why would you want to go, and do some crazy thing like that?!? I know James is more than entitled to his own bottle!! Ha. Just watching him drink it would be a pleasure. šŸ™‚

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  2. This is wonderful Tosha! Love the poem and all the fantasies you’ve thrown in. Now I’m looking forward to trying all those things someday, this is like a to do list for lovers…lol šŸ˜‰

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