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March 27, 2019

Seduce me with Gentleness. Ravish me with Sweetness. {Poem}

I want to become

Deeply
Completely
Seduced by
Gentleness

To be drawn like a moth to the flame
Of softness
And to let it ravish me
Into the depths of
Sanity

To trade in my love affair
With danger
For an affair of an
Entirely different sort

I want to let sweetness
Make me wet
Make my body supple again
Make my heart open

Like a toddler’s palm to the rain

Break me wide
To the pit of the aching fruit
Like nothing else can

I want to take kindness
As my forbidden lover
And let it wrap itself around me
And have its way with me
Over and over and over again
Until I cannot help
But be kind back

I am trading in my addiction
To pain
For an insatiable lust for
Goodness

I want to crave it all throughout the day
And find it in the simplest of places
In doing the dishes
Folding my laundry
And washing my hair

Until the honey of my
Overflowing worthiness
Is the dirty secret I carry
In my smile

Until my
Tight bud of longing
Finally blooms
And my pain
Cannot help
But show her true face

As God

Leah Cooper

author: Leah Cooper

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Editor: Kelsey Michal

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