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The Better Lovers

January 20, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

my new love,
this is what it is:

to hear a velvet voice
against guitar strings plucked
in a cafe-bookstore downtown

with the window a watery
painted night
the streetlamps shimmering
against the puddles

and into this room
i sit stifling a laugh
against my propped
up knees, and you,
against yours with my
sock feet to warm them.

we kiss and your soft voice
slips words into my lips
where I swallow them
into the deep chasm
that is my heart

the one that you finally opened up
and sang me of its qualms
as they spilled,
staining your

The author's comments:
A companion to The Conversation of Lovers, a series that I'm starting, with different types of poetry.

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