Somewhere in between

a tangle of limbs

and hammering hearts

the old year died without sound.

And when the old man

and his lover fell limp

against each other

she listened for the infant footfalls

of a new decade outside

the bedroom window.

But silence washed in

and torpor took them down

until, in the darkness,

his large angular frame

moulded to her back

and became the bedrock

of her existence.

© Talia Hardy 2014.

One thought on “Naked

  1. The sexual expression of the new year is an interesting concept. This is especially true with the new year’s baby. Perhaps I simply never considered it closely enough, but there is an undeniable connection there.

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