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The Alembic of Forbidden Love
by Diar

His lips tremble with the kisses

he chain-links across the inside of my neck

as he shivers the vocal

chords of my soul

with the vibrating echoes

of the fulfillment of our overdue desire;

the remnants of my Orphic song,

primal rhythms mixed with musk and patchouli,

empty the vessels of their ecstasy into my ears

as I blindly run my fingers over the

sun-scorched, shipwrecked

verses of my longing

that lie scattered along

the tanned, sand-speckled shore of his skin.
About Diar:
Diar is a freelance copy editor/proofreader pursuing full-time work in the
editorial division of the publishing industry. His educational background is in
Literature, Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. He is a poet and critical
prose essayist, with several publishing credits in both genres in print and on
the web. His literary field specialization is the long 19th century from the
French Revolution  through the early Modern novel, with particular focus on
the evolutionary changes of the Gothic, Romanticism, Decadence and
Aestheticism, and Orientalism. His religious and philosophical interests focus
on the various sects of mysticism, as well as Christianity, Hinduism, and
Buddhism. Overall, he continues to hold a strong interest in and love for the
different aspects of the arts and humanities.   
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