Waves of heat rising from the sand dunes
Sweat running down your face
Muscles in your body contract
Begging for hydration
Would you like a drink of water?
Bodies entwined for hours
Repeating the same act over and over
With only lust filled gasps to take up the airwaves
I wonder if they are thirsty?
A lengthy speech you are bound to get through
Your tongue sticking to the roof of your mouth
People in the audience are drinking away
Would you care for a drink of wine?
Wringing your hands together in terrible nervousness
You are about to seal your fate with honesty
Honesty that will bring a house down to its knees
The emotions are exhausting
How about a cup of coffee?
A woman’s heart you have stolen over months
She stares at you greedily
As you stumble over words to profess your love
And compromise her future
Have you tried a cup of courage?
I stand in the middle of a thunderstorm
Screaming for it to take this power away from me
Wanting no more to be left wanton and abandoned
No coffee, water, wine, or courage to see me through
But then again
I’m not thirsty.