The Phantom Feeling

For the Angst and Longing prompt at the Community Storyboard.

Our moistened lips touch
And I am jolted awake
To a bed of crumpled blankets
Only made by me
My companion the alarm
Which I curse at as I hit

I still feel your lips
Pressed against my own
Delicious and warm
Yet an illusion of my mind
A psychic torture
That I have come to know

The day moves along
At times me guard falls low
Opening me up
To the phantoms of my heart
Born from loving need
And the harshness of denial

Ghostly arms around my neck
Specter kisses on my cheek
An invisible form
Curled upon my lap
Giving me pause and tears
As reality grinds me down

Let me return to slumber
Where my life is joined with yours
Mundane tasks together
Or heated nights of passion
Consciousnesses is a curse
For my dreams are so much sweeter

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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14 Responses to The Phantom Feeling

  1. Carrie says:

    This reminds me of the song Ghosts by Laura Marling. Love it! 🙂


  2. ioniamartin says:

    Love that you used phantom in there. I know right, I’m obsessed. This is beautiful.


  3. sknicholls says:

    “Yet an illusion of my mind…a psychic torture” so much of our angst is precisely so.


  4. Bastet says: romantically beautiful!


  5. Jade Reyner says:

    Beautifully written. Love the part about ‘consciousness being a curse’. 🙂


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