A Kiss in Your Pocket: Rain (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Rain

Come outside—in the
rain, the gusty wind—get your
hair wet, and I’ll quench your lips

2019© Nortina Simmons

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A Kiss in Your Pocket: Quench (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Quench

Thirsty days without
your lips on mine—torrential
downpour, but my mouth is dry

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Pacific (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Pacific

Let’s go to the beach
tonight, only the ocean
to whisper poetry
in our ears, the stars to
dance on our skin as we dive

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Ocean (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Ocean

Your love is like the
sea, like high tide at high noon,
sweeps me off my feet,
pushes deep with the lunar
cycle, overwhelms my heart

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket (Bonus Post): Nude (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Love Tanka #10

Show me everything,
baby, and I’ll remove my clothes—
tonight we’ll learn all
there is of one another,
from our heads to our toes

2019© Nortina Simmons


Here’s another bonus post for the A to Z Challenge, this one inspired by the “M” and “N” sedoka pair. Again, this isn’t necessarily part of my A Kiss in Your Pocket theme, but the muse has definitely been talkative since I started this project, so I’m letting her take over and guide my pen…err…fingers. 🙂

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Naked (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Naked

Take off your clothes, I
want to know each part of you,
starting with your neck . . . lower

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Married (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Married

First time making love
as man and wife—can’t help but
feel like a virgin again

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Lucky (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Lucky

You are a blaze I
never want to extinguish—
Come to my bed, warm
pillow, lay your body next
to mine. How lucky am I?

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Kindle (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Kindle

I look in your eyes,
see a fire I thought had died
within me—your love
sparked a flame doused by proud men,
but with a kiss, I ignite

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Joy (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Joy

Don’t ever stop. You
consume my waking thoughts—and
when I sleep, you are my dream

2019© Nortina Simmons