Sister of sorrow, cease senseless striving -
Unspoken agonies meditated
Vainly against inner want, arriving
Long last in yearning unmitigated.
Renounce all proud vows of humility -
Vying with time, naked in loneliness,
Frigid lies alone to veil fading youth.
Deny no more moral futility.
Woman, of love and lust-longing confess!
Fast cloister your heart in actions of truth.
Gaze unashamed upon my countenance.
Relinquish your ear to my silver tongue.
Repose in affection’s exquisite trance;
This courtship on lips and fingertips sung.
Cast your raiment aside at my kiss.
Bare your bosom to my gentle design.
Touch me and let desire set you free.
In a sanctuary of sensual bliss,
Together we will drink of rapture’s wine,
Until we are giddy with revelry!
~ Daniel F Mitchell