AURÉLIEN THOMAS

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POETRY

A Fetish

I was dreaming of Somaliland,
when at the sight of your feet
my mind sparkled fantasies,
glittering like sunlight come to greet
and caress Aden’s seas.

I was dreaming of Somaliland,
when I touched and I dared
—your steps flirting with the breeze—
to feel like the desert laid bare,
that the winds love to tease.

I was dreaming of Somaliland,
when the smell of your scent
had me drunk with envy,
and on your soles down I went
to satisfy my fancy.

I was dreaming of Somaliland,
when at the taste of your feet,
at your smile and your tease,
my passion turned to heat
to adore and to please.

I was dreaming of Somaliland,
at the sound of my treats,
kisses stroke on your skin,
my heart like Hargeysa’s streets,
all buzzing and sanguine.

I was dreaming of Somaliland,
when the sight of your feet
awoke fantasies,
flickering like sunlight come to greet
and caress Aden’s seas.

Aurélien Thomas is a poet. He started by writing and publishing in French (his native language) but has now adopted English. ‘A Fetish’ is part of an upcoming collection of love poems, dedicated to his fiancée. He lives in London (UK). You can follow him on his blog aurelienthomas.wordpress.com

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