Love is a Frequent Flyer

May 16, 2008
By Kevin Barnes, Elizabethtown, KY

With autumn comes the long forgotten tone of your voice
My pulse pounding sporadically against the receiver sets the fast paced sequence of reminisce, catch-up, and finally…

“It must be beautiful up there this time of year.”
“The trees are up in flames and leaves amass a bed of burning coals beneath.
I did not think I had seen true beauty before I had seen the northeast.”











My reply is quiet

“Why, I have…”








Now voluble

“The hard winds blow south now, through the lions mane of wheat.”
“But then again, you used to grace my eyes, so yes… I must have known beauty.”
“Won’t you let it carry you in?”


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