As Close As Close Can Be

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in 2012 Most Popular, Desire, First Love | 17 comments

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Used with the express permission of Leonid Afremov,


As Close As Close Can Be


I love your expectant gaze

into my gleaming eyes,

as you follow my every move.


Instantly hope increases

as love’s prospects soar,

our aspiring hearts approve.


Magnetically attracted, eagerly engaged,

our bodies committed,

wanting to occupy the same cozy space.


We’re riveted together, focused and attentive,

thoroughly absorbed

         in one unending sweet embrace.


Playful ambitious lips and hands

enthralled by your body’s heat,

completely devoted to our love’s delight.


Hold me, just hold me close,

as close as close can be,

until we awaken at early morning’s light.



A note from Chris

The image is entitled “Under One Umbrella” by Leonid Afremov.  He paints with oils and palette knife.  I want to extend my extreme appreciation for Mr. Afremov’s kind permission to use his beautiful artwork on my site.  He currently lives in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.  You can enjoy his paintings and find out how to own his artwork at  Please read his biography and learn about his journey and why his artwork is collected all over the world.  It is a wonderful story.

I am submitting this poem for d’Verse Poets Pub ~ OpenLinkNight ~ Week 34.

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