Releasing the Beast

The silent breath bears witness
to the hidden desires
unspoken yearning that even
eyes dare not share
unspoken, but always there
in the shadows of the sensual mind
between subconscious awareness
and focused thinking
yet it burns in vibrant heat
daring the body to meet the senses
releasing the beast
in the consuming lust of love
an aggressive surrender
from power to passion
raging emotions surge on the tongue
until the silence of breathing
quells the hidden flames

© JG Farmer 2017
Form: Free Verse