A Stranger’s Guitar: Villanelle

A slow dance in the moonlight beneath sultry stars

creatures chirping in the warm desert breeze

and a stranger is playing a Classical guitar.

 

You draw me closer; I feel the beat of your heart

An ache of desire and I’m weak in the knees

A slow dance in the moonlight beneath sultry stars

 

the moon slips behind the cloud, the sky dazzled with stars

Warm winds shimmer the dry desert trees

and a stranger is playing a Classical guitar.

 

Your lips brush my cheek, then nibble an ear: a touch light as the desert air

Tell me, is it your intention to tease?

A slow dance in the moonlight beneath sultry stars

 

The desert wind swirls ’round the small reservoir

I gaze into your eyes, deep blue as the the seven seas

and a stranger is playing a Classical guitar.

 

When you take my hand, you’re taking my heart

Please don’t break it, Love. Please?

A slow dance in the moonlight beneath sultry stars

and a stranger is playing a Classical guitar.

 

Susan Marie Shuman
paintingyouwithwords.com

 

 

 

 

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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