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Sex (Actuality) [#Poetry]

Posted: July 28, 2017

To feel and respond to ask for intimacy and beyond, of touch, smell and sound, being a woman who knows desire.

Here is the fifth winner of our July 2017 Muse of the Month contest, Pooja Sharma Rao.

The cue for this month was from the movie Margarita With a StrawWomen more often than not prefer to do the usual and follow the herd instead of owning their life’s decisions. It is their life, it is their decision. Sexuality is something that we are born with. If my sexuality and sexual preference makes anyone uncomfortable or does not fit into the ‘usual’, then it is not my problem. Why should women or for that matter anyone adjust? This is just the way we are. Accept it or leave it.

Sex (Actuality)

 “Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.”
― Anaïs Nin

What is sexuality?
Sex and reality?
Sex (actuality)?
Or ability versus (dis) ability
Is different ever (in) valid?
Can “normal” be defined?
Curtailed and confined?

Your world and your colours
Only my eyes could not see
but dreams are
black and white
yours and mine
same and free

I could though feel
the warmth of
the same sunlight
the eagerness not the swiftness
of a bird mid-flight

I could feel too
the joys and the pains
of friendship and love
Forevers and the
Never agains

I knew, just like you
When seasons changed
When autumn arrived
Or when it endlessly rained

I was 13 or 14
When I understood
P-L-E-A-S-U-R-E
was in things other than
Books and hunt for treasure

The budding of a body
I couldn’t see but touch
the language of skin
and youth’s gentle nudge

same shivers and fluttering
of the elusive
first love
just like girls
with hair and figures
smiles, curves and a heart
only my blank eyes
did set me apart

and the flourishing romance
of his deep husky voice
the slippery dreams
of his masculine fragrance
the unintentional
brushing of our bodies
and the long lasting trance

The words- erotic, exotic, ecstatic
Flooding me at once
Oh! So fantastic

Only my eyes can’t see
The you or a me
But in this
Differently abled body
I have similar sexual
Response/ability

To feel and respond
to ask for intimacy
and beyond
of touch, smell and sound

of being a woman
who knows desire
The body, the dreams
the wetness and the fire
and owns to infinity
her own sexuality !

Pooja Sharma Rao wins a Rs 250 Amazon voucher, as well as a chance to be picked one among the top winners at the end of 2017. Congratulations! 

Image source: shutterstock

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