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April 7, 2014

A Love Story in 108 Words. {Poetry}

Seekingheart

i didn’t ask

to fall in love

but I did

i wasn’t looking

and there

you were

we laughed with ease

i listened,

engaged

entranced

i held your words

in my cells

my heart breathed 

time passed

control is stealthy

tumultuous demands

shadowy storms revealed 

the pictures hung

tilted

spilling

pain

we changed 

we gave

but rarely enough

to satiate an emptiness

silent, manipulating and cold

I snipped the chords

stale air escaped

and strings floated 

tinted colors have returned

solitude sips tranquility

i didn’t expect

to find love, again

 but there it was

in my reflection

breathing love

into life

again

Love elephant and want to go steady?

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Editor: Renée Picard

Photo: Flickr

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