Enigma Variations (Poetry)

06th August 2017
Upon the skin of memory
I send a soft sigh trembling
and it drums a gentle blush —
a pink refrain

The passion and sweet mystery
of kisses charged with ecstacy
as love’s old rhythms rush —
revived again

Blood pulses with a symphony
remembered for eternity
its signature heard in the hush —
naked as pain

While skin retains the melody
of touching hearts and promises
words lie stillborn — cold as slush —
dissolve like rain