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Lovers

 

December 26, 2005
iranian.com

 

They say there is a thin line

between arrogance and confidence.

I disagree.

I think it's a wide road

easily detectable

to anyone who cares to look.

.

The arrogant lover is focused,

determined to impress.

He makes love with purpose,

wanting his lover to be awed.

.

He leans back against the pillows-

drained, but proud.

Haughtily, he glances over

sure of the praises to come.

.

Not hearing the words has him confused.

Lost in his own world,

he never hears his lover's purrs

nor the sound of his own heartbeats.

.

As he goes,

his footsteps are heavy with dissatisfaction.

.

The confident lover sits back.

His eyes tasting--hazy with desire.

He flirts with every morsel of each kiss,

enjoying every inch of every moment.

.

He knows all will come to him in due time.

.

As he goes,

he feels just as his lover looks.

Blissfully disheveled and satisfied.

His footsteps are light and lazy,

he knows he'll be back soon.

.

They say we live life the way we make love.

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