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

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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
out

How they might feel lucky
chosen
blessed

For many reasons
but for one in particular—

Me.

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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Sonia Temkin

Poet, songstress, Wild Child. Sonia Temkin dropped out of college at age 19 and moved to Africa to live out Bohemian ideals. In the 10 years since, she has made various pit stops on her way to Nowhere in Particular. Later finishing her degree at Naropa University, she learned to sit still (kind of) and begin to untangle the beautiful mess of wires in her brain. As an extended student at Esalen Institute, she danced, howled, whale-watched, prepared 300 persons’ worth of fruit salad every Sunday, and also, most notably, pursued every kind of therapy ever to no end. She’s feverishly passionate about butterflies and unraveling the riddle of metamorphosis. After recently walking 500 miles across Northern Spain’s El Camino de Santiago, she finds herself presently inhabiting a ravenous bout of devotion toward the Virgin Mary. All in all, she’s an eclectic mix of a Nobody dealing with sh*t, picking herself up by her bootstraps, and praying for some sort of instruction manual to fall out of the sky. She enjoys the lightness of the pen as a counterpoint to (what so often feels to be) the weight of the world. You can follow her creative unfolding on Instagram and Facebook.

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