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April 21, 2022

Flashes of Beauty & Light (Poetry)

Photo by Edward Eyer on Pexels.

I watched him pass

Looking for me

in a lobby full of strangers

 

I smiled

as I caught his eye

 

Remember to Breathe — 

I said quietly before standing

So much to tell

So many stories

 

I wished

at that moment

Before opening my mouth to speak

that

every mile

every minute

every day that passed

since last we met

Would disappear

and melt us into easy conversation


For our time 

Always passed too quickly


We were lightning

in a summer storm

The kind you wait for patiently

watching for flashes of light in the sky

Counting the seconds

between thunder

to anticipate it’s coming

 

flashes of beauty and light

 

But in its brevity

is gone

as quickly as it arrived

 

Slow down the night!

Stop the clocks!

soak our lips thru

with fine whiskey

warm our tongues

And tease our throats

Leave lipstick on the rim

of the glass we share over stolen glances

 

And for a moment

 

Let me be

once again

Reclined in his arms

Safe for a time

Smiling

In this story

We call Life

 

He has Stolen my breathe

and Lit my eyes with laughter

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