Autumn Sky Poetry . . . Number 14 . . .

So I Can Feel

     by Eric Blanchard

Do not give me love,
for love is hard to hold on to.
Give me a lover instead,
so I can revel in her touch
and taste her lemon skin.
Give me sweat
dripping from her curves
and the scent.
Give me the tangled limbs
and the screaming.
Give me the gentle—
the butterfly kisses
and the sighs—
so I can feel
like I have had a lover
after the spinning
and the rinsing of linen
in the morning,
when I am alone.

Eric Blanchard was born in 1965 and grew up in Houston, Texas. He has an Associate of Fine Arts degree in theatre, a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, and a Juris Doctor degree. He has practiced law in Houston and throughout Texas since 1996. Eric has recently had poetry selected for publication in Hanging Moss Journal and Oak Bend Review. He currently resides in Onalaska, Texas.

© 2009 Eric Blanchard