Circle of Life : FFftPP

Stop saying “It’s just the circle of life.

We lie on the beach, my lover and I,
Breathing softly and rhythmically,
Synchronising with the incoming waves.
Lapping up the last remnants of warmth
From the late afternoon sun.

Arm in arm,
Legs intertwined,
Unhurriedly diminishing the empty space between us,
To become one, once again.

Intermingled breath,
Heartbeat against heartbeat,
Skin against skin,
My love,
Woven with your love.

No word is spoken,
Not even a whisper or a sigh,
Although our smiles speak volumes
And our eyes twinkle and dance,
When they are not closed in contentment.

My breath aligns with your breath,
My lips find your lips,
As shivers descend my spine.
I search for your moist warmth with my tongue,
Your tongue finds mine,
And as they dance, they send deep aching heat and throbbing passion,
While we consummate the Circle of Life.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly flash fiction challenge.


  1. angietrafford · April 1, 2016

    I can hardly believe that you penned a romance! It is very good, though, and demonstrates the moment that the circle of life can begin.


    • Graham Lawrence · April 1, 2016

      Thanks Angie. The photo put me into a dreamy romantic mood. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. any1mark66 · April 1, 2016

    Great way to use the prompt. The beach does bring out these feelings when it’s private

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jademwong · April 1, 2016

    Oh wow. What a sensual and romantic poem. This was a pleasure to read, and flowed so beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · April 1, 2016

      Thanks for reading and your lovely comments!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Schnauzevoll · April 2, 2016

    With that headline I was expecting something angry XD lovely poem though 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · April 2, 2016

      Not angry and no blood or deaths this week 🙂


  5. Lynn Love · April 4, 2016

    Beautiful poem Graham! Takes us into those moments of intimacy very clearly. Lovely 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. luckyjc007 · April 4, 2016

    Wonderful story…describing a beautiful relationship consummating the circle of love as it should be.

    Liked by 1 person

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