Venusian Engagement – Rachel Reese

~for my Shepherd’s Star

It is a halcyon hour, this caesura of slumber
A pause between nocturnal dreams and daylight visions

I return from a routine constitutional
Slip under the covers and move ever so close

Sweet sighs at my ear, a firm hand on my belly
You tap a gentle appeal

And I breathe you in

Rachel ReeseWriter of Americana literature, short fiction, and award winning poetry, Rachel Reese’s work features characters with distinct voices — in all, stories about someone with something to say. When not taking dictation from characters, you might find her speaking in their voices at open mic venues, performing among companionable poets and other prose-ists in the Florida Panhandle and the South.