Naked on my bed,
The streetlight
Filtering through the blinds
Giving my legs a
Soft
Striped
Glow
I stretch them out
Then bend them back up
Hands
Moving from my curved buttocks
Down my thighs
First the side
Then the front
Then finally my inner thighs

One hand
Rests gently
On the mound between my legs
The skin feels so delicate
So sensitized…
I will my lover
To come and join me here
But he can’t
He’s too far away
So I carry on alone
Thinking
About what he is missing
What I am missing
During this moment
Where all I want to do
is share.

– Judi Reed, 2014