Summer Lovin’

by Joanna

We tussled like puppy friends
Boundless joy
Wrapped in companionship
(Hearts aglow with love)

We fought like cats in heat
A fire so hot
Our skins burnt in frustration
(A metaphor only goes so far)

The dying embers of that blaze
Still scorch me
To the core
(My spirit is somewhere in between)

Life blends pain
With pleasure
Perhaps to remind us of gratitude
(Yet the ashes do not soothe me now)

Life blends pleasure
With pain
Perhaps to remind us of the truth of love
(I am found again to relieve my wanting)