Love At Last Sight

My longing defies control as I imagine the sweet of your beauty.
I am the covetous alpha male, and you are my marked territory.

Henceforth, my charm is ranged against you: a billy goat on heat.
Obstinate attention, dripping tongue and blazing winks.

Some coffee here and a lollipop there: and chocs every which way.
A word for your dress and a flatter on your looks.

Empty nothings blubbered by me and clung on by you!
You blush, giggle and let the billy drip on.

My arrow strikes and you fall where I best lust for you,
A toppled toy with head over heels and eyes lovingly blind.

A flick of my finger and your heels do the thinking: fast!
Never needing you, wanting you at my time. Times. Anytime.

Lips kissed…moans! Nape smooched…tremors!
Back caressed…desires! Body worked…mysteries!

Of thighs parting like a Red Sea – and I trample through
Back and forth and back: giving you a peep of Canaan but never taking you there.

Instant coffee, instant sex!
Yesterday. Now – today – tomorrow – anytime – whenever!

I have explored. I have felt. I know you.
The billy’s curiosity thus dismembered: lust faded.

Shaking you off as Jerry does Tom: Lies. Grunts. Burps. Snores.
Frustrations upon frustrations upon frustrations.

Wisdom collects your senses and you see.
You flee – doing unto me before I could unto you.

I lose you and shame is my other name.
Wisdom collects my senses, and I now know who I really had .

Verdict –
Triumph is female and regret is male.
You laugh at last, and at last I grovel.

One more chance – please. Please.
For truly as God is my witness, I love you.

In the end

Love – at last sight.



21 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by imeldah marcus on August 16, 2011 at 10:58

    what?I know of ‘love at first sight’, never thought of ‘love at last sight.’


  2. Posted by mchujo siang'ani on December 2, 2011 at 21:28

    I’ve felt it before. I now fully understand.


  3. Hmmmm interesting


  4. Posted by Manaan on December 31, 2011 at 16:30

    Quite true…happens all the time…


  5. Posted by Cheche on January 10, 2012 at 15:02

    I so love this!!!


  6. Aha!!!!! These are the games that both men and women play. Very well written and very true! Good job.


  7. Honestly this is wonderfull! You are conversant of the contemporary emotional investment. Thats gratefull


  8. Posted by Humphrey Munene on January 10, 2012 at 15:19

    …………….. I need time to internalize……… many faces of a coin


  9. Posted by koki on January 10, 2012 at 15:21

    nice one!!


  10. Posted by Imma on January 10, 2012 at 15:50

    True ‘love at first sight’, well written


  11. I generally don’t give too much of a hoot about poetry blogs because i find most of them to be quite shallow. This is however different and I enjoyed this piece. Good stuff!


  12. Posted by Muturi on January 10, 2012 at 15:59

    Nice piece Mr…


  13. Posted by wanjiru joyce on January 10, 2012 at 16:11

    Nice peice Madd! very interesting, very


  14. Posted by Irene on January 10, 2012 at 16:31

    Mzuri sana!


  15. Very creative indeed! Good!


  16. Posted by ponyango on January 11, 2012 at 09:32

    is it common, to start with lust and end up with true love? the project appear comes out ‘triumphant’ for once.


  17. Words! I love your play on words, the way you tease them, turn them, whip them around and tease them again. I push them away, pull them back again. I want to move on, but at the end, I grovel… more please 🙂


  18. The little titles…words dripping,lust at first sight,seduction…very interesting style.It demands that one pauses and takes in the words, ponder on the next possible revelation,before moving along.

    My first thoughts were that this would make for a wonderful performance piece…now I take back my thoughts and say that this poet has a way of making words perform, making each word carry a life of its own.

    In the line “I know you now, know what I have lost: whom I had.”, I am battling with the appropriateness of the word whom there…was this deliberate?

    My favorite line:Back and forth and back: showing you Canaan but never meaning it.
    Can’t get over this one.


  19. Posted by Evelyne on March 27, 2012 at 21:11

    Looks newer n fresher bt ever so true…..


  20. A Masterpiece….I like I like I like…..carefully worded and thought through…..very nice.


  21. Posted by Brendah Bristarriah on August 7, 2012 at 23:17

    Wow wow wow me lyk this


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