Thank you to my friend and fellow writer, Marisa Zeippieri-Caruana, for featuring Naked Desires on her website: Wordslingergal. I met Marisa a few years ago when I decided to attend a Meetup group, hoping to meet some new friends. I hit the friendship lottery when I met this beautiful, successful woman, whom I admire for her kindness and prowess as a writer. Her personal story about living with Lupus is a must read for anyone facing the challenges of an autoimmune disease. Marisa, an accomplished freelance writer featured in many publications, says her website is “for every published writer and aspiring writer out there.” I am honored that Marisa enjoys my poem Between Us so much that she decided to share it with her readers.