Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Sudden Flare of Lightning

I am cooking carnal heat for a woman I shouldn’t be. We’re much too allied for intimate intentions. The fervour didn’t come stealing over me; it struck me gelid in a sudden flare of lightning.

The air crackles, and tiny sparks dart helter when her fine-featured face creeps close to mine, and we stray there quite a lot (maybe I should just smack her lips with no reaction time for her, and break the spinning spell, but what if one choc leads to another choc?)

The offing aches and throbs when she’s pushing precious paces away. And I wonder if I have no taste to have her, though the tortured heavens tumble. It’s just a fleeting, teasing thought, and I haven’t confessed to her as yet.

25 comments:

  1. At last, Nana strays into his main domain. I know you. You love tension of all colourful sorts. And you've been struggling not to write about them.

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  2. woooow
    Nana
    u're visibly lost;deep in thought!
    seriously
    u really thinking huh
    what charm has she got over you?
    Dun worry, just let her know how you feel n it'll all be over.
    She should understand.

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  3. Kwansema, the problem is in the line: "We're much too allied for intimate intentions".

    We are really MUCH TOO ALLIED. Nothing can be done about this agony.

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  4. Allies are allies usually because there is a mutual attraction - whether this is intellectual, physical, spiritual or any combination of those and or more, I guess only your confession will help to solve that mystery.

    Funny your response to Kwansema that nothing can be done. You have done something - you have posted this post. Hmmm, wonder if this post is the confession in itself. I hope she will read and see the sparks and crackles too. Keep us posted.

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  5. Your comment is fair enough, Denise, but would it still hold true (though I am not confessing) if I told you that she and I were relations thrice removed (read extended family)? Then we cross into taboo bonds, no? Some societies allow it, some do not. I do not know where this falls.

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  6. Oh, it's like that. That definetly puts a different spin on things. Tough one Nana. For me, that would be taboo - too close for comfort in every sense of the word.
    Hmmm, curious to see what comments others will make on that additional info.

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  7. nana yaw, thanks for visitinig my blog, though I do encourage you to visit my ghana blog on ekbensahinghana.blogspot.com as well. Anyhoo, as to your post, very cryptic. Necessarily so?

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  8. Denise, though I ignore ethnicity, I will bring up my Ashanti (though I'm really not) stock for this comment. Cousins are allowed to get married. More complications, I know. Depending on what people say further to this, I have one more "ace" up my sleeve about this quandary I'm in. I did not see her today and I took ill.

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  9. Thanks for the drop in, EK. Cryptic you think? Well, I need to be a bit arcane, no? Considering the delicate nature of the subject. I do not want to be the reason why a family meeting is called. ;-)

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  10. sweet one!

    "but i thought we were just friends!" She would probably say...

    so what must u say!

    sometimes the wind blows the tension away, easing it all while only making you wish some more!

    happens man!

    just enjoy it!

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  11. Novisi, maybe I should be adventurous (as I usually am) and give it to her straight.

    Who knows, she might even be thinking in the same direction as I.

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  12. Awwwww?!This is by far your sweetest post ever!..my two cents is that you dont tell her just yet.It will probably change your relationship with her, either for better or worse.Its just a risk not worth taking. You should drop a few hints here and there.Has she mentioned any interests to you or a mutual friend/relative? Or during one of your conversations, create a scenario similar to the one you are in,ask for her opinion and pay attention to her reaction.Okay, im turning into an agony aunt,lol...

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  13. Hints I have dropped. Responses are in either direction. Sometimes, there is an uncomfortable eyelock.

    Chances are things will move pretty quick to the moment of truth if we spend time together. That might happen this weekend.

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  14. SO, Nana, what happened this weekend? Don't keep us on a hook...

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  15. Well, Devlin, a few eyelocks, a couple of pin-drop moments and stalemate (all in a very public place). Lke chess, huh? I don't want to make the next move though.

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  16. Sorry Nana Yaw,
    I have to agree with Denise, I feel it's too close to home, far too close to home. Find some one else to distract you (I know you can!) and hopefully those feelings will soon fade away. They may disappear as quickly as they came upon you.

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  17. Maya, I hear you. My older cousin has done some research with people who know about customary law and they agree with y'all.

    Therefore, contrary to my natural bent to fight tradition, I will let go. I'll be sick for a week and then I will be fine and strong again.

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  18. Take no decision without my counsel. And that will be off-blog, off-line. General comment - the customary law of your ethnicity(I mean that happy mixture of Adansi-Asante and Akyem) does not frown on intimate relations between relations thrice removed - you are not within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity.

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  19. Kiz, may you live long to see your great grandchildren head all the prestigious institutions in the world!

    I have been saying this all the time but people online and offline just keep denying it.

    There's something I'll tell you offline, then we can decide a specific course to take. I want closure either way very quickly.

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  20. Oo la la la.....she must be one hell of a woman to get u in this state.Thank heavens she's not ur sister.

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  21. You know here, Dearest Lucci, and I sense the sarcasm in your comment. We've discussed this already, no? xxx

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  22. Closure!

    It has all come to an end. No moment of truth, no confession, no games, nothing.

    This post has served its purpose, and I can now move on. Thanks all, for your take on the topic.

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  23. ha ha ha ha..........., u know me too well. As for the closure on this issue, i hope i ve no hand in it.

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  24. Discussing private things in public are we? ;-)

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