A Week of Love Poems

A few love poems for the week of Valentines – I hope you don’t mind this little indulgence – smiles

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Metaphor

Is it too trite
to write
that the river
is a
metaphor
for our love?
And to use the old saying that
you never step into the same river twice?
Because it is
Just
Like
That.

Driving through the dark Ozarks night,
following the hollows along the river,
a young couple in our headlights-
wet, walking hand in hand-
coming up from a midnight swim.
Suddenly, I am transported-
I am that girl-
shy, bold and holding your hand,
feeling your wet skin for the first time,
the rush of the river,
the rush of the new.
Then, I laugh, seeing myself
reflected in your laughing eyes
illuminated by the dashboard lights.
We drive towards home,
splashing in the river.

6 thoughts on “A Week of Love Poems

  1. You can do all the love poem postings you want. It’s a great counter balance to all the negativity out in the world.

    I watch my daughter and her husband and try to remember how we felt at that age too. I enjoy watching them together, but I also enjoy what I have right now.

    Nancy

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