A Lifetime Ago

A Lifetime Ago short poem

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we spoke for the first time at last
all my dreams of her body heat
spearmint breath came true

sometimes people talk tilted away
but like two flowers hungry
for light we grew together

there are cruel stories of lost love
stories of regret: this is not one –
we spoke, shared, kissed

then months later drifted apart
gentle pressures, irresistible
made us pass along regretless

then decades later standing in line
I smelled her scent heard her
talking to a pair of girls

three versions of the same divinity
golden skin and a common laugh
broke the ice from my winter

there are other versions of this story
universes full of our reconnection
our mutual rejuvenation

however this universe suits me fine
I will nurse the sprouting tendrils
of good spring growth alone

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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Balveen Cheema

Drifting away, leading your own lives, and then respecting the other’s life is the essence of love. Beautifully expressed!


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