February 13, 2018

The Valentine’s Day Love Poem I Wrote to Myself. {Poem}

Today I went to the beach with stars in my heart.

I made a cradle of the rocks and I
napped, and I
dreamed, and

I woke up
to ultraviolet hearts shimmering
behind my eyelids—

And I was happy.

I thought about what it might be like
to share these most average details of my life
with Someone Special

How they might smile on
the inside and

How they might feel lucky

For many reasons
but for one in particular—


And I was happy.

All of that said,
here is something for the lovers of my past
and the ones of my future to note:

With you
Without you
Or with only the faintest traces of you shimmering

Like stars in my heart
Like hearts
behind my eyelids

I am happy.




Author: Sonia Temkin
Image: Author’s Own
Editor: Travis May
Copy Editor: Kenni Linden

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