Friday, 13 March 2009

Leach

LEACH

-verb
Permeate or penetrate gradually.




She would sink into the cushion
Until it was entirely leached with her scent,
A keepsake he would sniff at, forlorn, when she was away.

2 comments:

willow said...

It brings to mind the other kind of leech. I recently watched African Queen and I hate the scene where Bogart comes out of the water covered in them. :P

Beth P. said...

I was married for 13 years to a man named Leach, and we played with the word often--I like your interpretation!