Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fiction: Eli and Abel

With a final thrust, he released shots of white fluid of ecstasy.
Room was dimly light just enough to see the outline of their faces.

Both grasping for their breath, Eli rested his head on Abel’s chest. Their hearts that were pounding by a fast beat had slowly calmed and they caught their breath.

Abel was playing fondly with his lover’s hair. Eli took a deep breath and asked, “Is Lisa picking you up at the airport tomorrow?”

“Yes, she said the kids might come along. I said there’s no need.”

Eli stared at their shoes lying around the floor. They were all over the place with no pair beside one another. He inhaled.

“Does she know?”
“All she knows is that I’m with my best man.”
“I guess that’s a bit accurate.”

They smiled and they embraced each other more tightly.
The AC humming was the only sound that filled the air.

“Are you happy with these? Is this how far that we can go?”
“I have obligations.”

Eli sighed then said, “Read to me… like you used to.”

He grabbed his eyeglass and a notebook on the bedside table.
He opened his mouth and took in air.

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot…
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind…
Each pray'r accepted, and each….

Eli lifted his head and reached for his lips. He kissed it slowly as if he had it all for his own. His eyes were shut tightly, holding back his tears.
Eli let go of his lips and whispered to his ear as he laid flat on top of Abel. He said,

    No, fly me, fly me, far as pole from pole
    Rise Alps between us… and whole oceans roll
    Ah, come not, write not, think not once of me…
    Nor share one pang of all I felt for thee…

 Eli had let his tears fall on a pillow drenched with sweat.