Stepping-Out To Meet You… Where Emotions Ignite The Night Like Tinder

… and all is drum-pulse,
and raging-furnace heartbeat.
Yet still, I momentarily
STOP
to widdershins thrice
a Burning Bush,
exactly 13 steps
away from, quivering, pathway
… so I can relish,
savour, and prolong
the masochistic
thrumming, aching-pain
… until my soaring-Soul
shapeshifts
into a bow
bent, excruciatingly,
to the point of SNAPPING.
I’ll be both
exhausted and exhilarated
by the time I finally
embrace your frantic arms…
and it’ll serve you bloody right.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.