INTERIOR

Contrast clear, bright, wide open spaces

with hazy, dark claustrophobic interiors.

Raw winter

blue light,

body,

heat

body warmed

appears.

Lit, hot

licked with red glow.

 

The combination of

hair and sweat and

folded skin,

breath and smell entwined.

Breathing

breathe

new

naked and still.

She stands, warming her self

squelches as she arranges herself and drips,

sits.

Slick carpet.

 

He strips,

kneels to wash himself

splashing, spluttering.

She watches

the light throw strange shadows

on the working of his muscles,

becoming living writhing creatures.

 

The strangers enjoy

hot silence.

 

Encountering the heard,

humid breaths interlocking and overlapping

sensations like this,

sat in an absent lap

waiting for unbearable.

The darkness contains all the sounds

and none at the same time.

 

This sound

sound of a heart- beat

seventy two beats

per minute the

heart- beat

thumping

away

the heart

beat

beatless

body, room, womb

ticking metro-

nome

ticks at

heart-beat

speed in

still

the

heart- beat

sound

of the

beat beating

a

heart

beat

rhythm

 

 

 

Out

Into the cold open darkness

Sudden inhale

Skin exposed and slapped with cold

Small hardened shiver

Strong iced hands now flushed and rubbed raw

His body a clean empty shell

His mind clear.