The Silent Desire – Jasper Kerkau

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I am devoured by the vast space between us, the unrequited silence that leaves me burning into ash and charred bone. There are the quiet moments, in which I touch my palm to her heaving chest, feel the breath of heart and hunger against my cheek as I pull her close to me. I embrace the essence, the soft middle that melts to the touch and brings about sleep. We pass in stiff silence. I swallow words, nod a hello and continue to burn in anonymity. Tomorrow will be different.

[Jasper Kerkau is co-founder, editor, writer, and publisher for Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and Publishing.]
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Author: jasperkerkauwriting

I am trying to write myself out of the darkness.

10 thoughts on “The Silent Desire – Jasper Kerkau”

  1. Leaves me wanting to know more about who and where. The longing not for sexual but intellectual coupling. Lovely. Also, intrigued by the photo. Credit or source? Thanks for the lush moment.

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