I place my hand over your taut skin

where my fingers graze your dragon tattoo





following the




of your sentience





navigating a route

I fear might be impossible to abandon


My response to the weekly question.

A Gargleblaster (42 words)

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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Oh my! *fans self* You give new meaning to the phrase “hot and bothered”!!!
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  2. Twit twoo! Steamy lady! I love how the way that you have presented this makes reading feel like a rollercoaster at the peak of its hill. There’s no stopping it once it starts! Great take on the prompt.
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  3. I love the line breaks and the structure of this piece. Very well done, Kir!

  4. That is full of promise.
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  5. well now! :)
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  6. So spicy! The rhythm you created with the line breaks is perfect! Nice work! TiV

  7. Very sensuous. I like what you created without being explicit. You allowed the reader use their imagination.
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  8. So cheeky and sensual.
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  9. Wow, steamy….and I love your word choice with ‘sentience’ and the personal touch of a dragon tattoo. Beautiful :-)
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    • HI CC
      thank you so much for this comment and the visit. Steamy sounds about right, so glad it conveyed that for you.

  10. I am in love with this poem. The title, the way you use the word “sentience”, the fear of your inability to stop the journey. Really beautiful, Kir.

    • I am so glad you visited and liked it. It’s not every day you get a compliment from a writer as talented as you.

      thank you, so much.

  11. Whew! That was hot.

    I say I’m not a big fan of tatoos but… 😉
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    • I’m not a huge fan of tatoos either but this piece just called for one. 😉 (Thanks for coming over to read)

  12. Kathy Berney says:

    I agree with Glasgowdragonfly, all the inevitability and breathlessness of a downward speeding roller coaster.

    • Hi Kathy,
      I am so glad you liked it, that it gave you the feeling of abandonment and breathlessness…the poem (and words) did its job.

  13. You captivate with your words.. the dragon tattoo such a way of pulling attention to the soft work of hands … passion is like a whirlwind of forces.
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