Out of reach #MicroFiction

She slips out of my embrace

Like a guilty lover each morning.

IΒ cannot resist her sensuous touch;

so what if we can never be one?

Her milky smoothness plumbsΒ my dark depths;


Her rays dance on my lake’s rippling surface.

So happy to share that this post garnered an Editor’s Pick this week! So very happy!

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42 thoughts on “Out of reach #MicroFiction

  1. Shailaja, you floored me. You know I’m a fan, but I love seeing you push your boundaries a bit. This might be the most sensual thing I’ve read of yours, and I love it.

  2. That first metaphor really sets things up to be so sensual. And your use of the word “plumb” is so striking, almost vulgar (in a good way). Outstanding, Shailaja!

  3. Wow!
    I had to read the poem thrice to understand it.. πŸ˜€
    Just kidding. I was concentrating way too much on the beauty of the lines!
    I read it thrice coz I liked it so much! πŸ™‚

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