gentle

Love Haiku #15

with the flow of your 
body's movements, such grace, like 
a gentle spring breeze

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 (Bonus Post): First Kiss (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Today, I dreamt of our
first kiss, how you asked
for my forehead, and then
my lips—you were half
out the door, but I pulled
you back in—Oh, how I
wish I could kiss you again

2019© Nortina Simmons


I hope you enjoyed my bonus “F” post for the A to Z Challenge! This isn’t really part of my A Kiss in Your Pocket theme, but if I were to published my chapbook of pocket-sized love poems, this one just might make the cut… 🙂

Play Me

Play me like a guitar—
Let your fingers pluck and caress;
Strum my strings until
you find the right chords
to echo my parting lips;
Let your tongue curl as you
feel the rhythm loosen your limbs;
Make love to me in acoustic riffs.
I’ll tell you when to stop—
Our song isn’t over yet