After Rufus was sent submissions of individual fantasies over the Covid period, he began to draw them out and raised over £350 for @solacewomensaid
'I think a part of me sparked alive the dayYou came inside,each of my toes arched as the jolt ran through'
Alvin Collantes is the organiser and founder of DOSE OF PLEASURE and is diffusing through the world, spreading the word of pleasure for mind, body and soul.
This is a poem about yearning for the lust and sensual contact you once had with a lover who is now far away. It was inspired by the feeling of your mind being stuck at home with this person, instead of focusing on the beautiful new environment in front of you. It was sent as a love letter to this person revealing how present they were still in my life despite being in different places. However, whilst writing it, I realised how difficult it was having my heart in a different country to where my head was.
''Here is a poem I wrote about the experience of “reunion” — a sort of meditation on the intensity and visceral and deeply emotional response of running into a person from a past life! I wrote this after returning home to the west from my first year of college in New York. I ran into a boy I knew throughout my adolescence in a bar, it felt like a symbol, or rather, mark of time and life cycles seeing him for that instant.'' Avery