August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over


Bowlful of Cherries

cherries by Walid Mahfoudh (Flickr)

Naked and bedded
they fed each other cherries

Pinching a stem and holding the cherry
as if bait for a tiger

Lips spread wide, teeth bared,
they plucked the fruit from its stem

(First, she tickled under each cherry
with her tongue tip because she loved his reaction)

They used to be careful of the cherry juice,
so it wouldn’t get on the white sheet

But they decided pink explosive stains on the sheets
would be good reminders of this afternoon

The rule was tossed aside, and
spraying cherry juice added to the sensual fun

Cherry and cherry, back and forth, feeding and teasing,
the sweet flesh delightful in their mouths

He moved the wide bowl from between them
to the nightstand

As it was time to feast on each other.


Photo by Walid Mahfoudh (Flickr)



Sand on Her Thighs

Coming back from a morning walk on the beach
sand is on her thighs,
so he knows she wasn’t just walking
on the beach,
just as he knows he doesn’t care
about the sand she’s leaving
on the hardwood floor.
Those are irrelevant,
because the urge now
is to wipe the sand off her thighs
and answer
the sun-hot, wave-crashed look in her eyes.


A Beginning

“Let love into your heart,”
she whispered.
“Life is much better with it. Trust me. Trust me on this one.”

His face rose,
from looking at his feet, to seeing her.

“Let yourself be vulnerable,”
she said softly.
“Let yourself be loved. And let yourself love someone else.”

She smiled at him. A smile of warmth,
light in the dark room.
“You’ve been alone for too long.”

He nodded. A gentle nod.
It wasn’t a lot, but she didn’t expect a lot.
It was a beginning.


Forever and Ever Diamonds

diamond ring, by Tim S (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Tim S (Flickr, Creative Commons)

the company wants us to know,
are forever.

And that’s true even when
the relationship has ended.

The jewel a sparkling reminder
of what once was.

And happily ever after
was not accomplished,
not this time.

But not all relationships
work out like fairy tales,
diamond marketing, and
romantic comedies.

Moments will sparkle
like that diamond
Moments will cut
like that diamond
Moments will fade away
Moments will last forever,
perhaps polished and multi-faceted,
like that diamond.


The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.


In This Heart

In this heart,
in this beat
that thuds along by itself,
I am greatly fortunate
that I do not have to control it.
Otherwise, I may forget to
restart my heart after I have seen her
looking that way she does,
into the distance —
not considering a list of chores
or worries or planning something
but simply looking,
looking out into the wonder of the world.


Slicing Apples for Eve

sliced apple, by Richie Girardin (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Richie Girardin (Flickr, Creative Commons)

He slices the
humble Fuji apple
to share with her.

This is not a serpent
tricking Eve to eat
a luscious fruit from
the tree of knowledge.

This is Adam having
the knowledge that
this fruit is delicious
and wishing to share
it with his Eve.

For in this Garden of Eden
that’s uniquely theirs,
formed by the things they’ve
chosen to put together,
they will not be banished
unless they can’t keep up
the mortgage payments.

If that ever happened,
they would try so very hard
to create a new Garden
a little humble one
where-ever they could.


The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.