The slide and push of man on man,
Muscles straining and sweat streaking.
Rough stubble and smooth skin.
Delicious dirty and daring.
He licks me,
Tastes and teases
His big hand holds me,
Hard and swollen.
Deep grunts and throaty groans.
He makes fun of my sounds because he
After, wet with our joy,
We lie together and don’t speak.
We touch and kiss,
Delighting in companionable silence.
(Ms. Lister’s debut novel. Exposure, was released to excellent reviews this past June through MLRpress.)