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I think I know this emotion
with it’s resonating touch
warming me, nauseating me,
making me giddy.
I falter dizzy, gleefully —

I think it’s love.

© 2012 Shari Lynne Smothers

Prompt: Three Word Wednesday’s words – emotion, falter, touch

Back story: It’s been a while, but since my goal is to return to me and the stuff I love, I stopped by Three Word Wednesday (only a day late). Today’s words planted themselves quickly and grew into this little diddy. I forgot how much fun it is to play. Hope you like it.

Day 10: It Could Have Been

Call my name—no
just step into the room.
My breath catches and
I’m aware anew of how much
you are a part of the
breaths I take.

Even after these many years,
contemplating all we are
can move me to tears of joy
that you and I discovered
each other and unleashed
the power of ages through
embracing instead of denying love.

It could have been quite different
if just one of us had not been
brave enough to stand in the wash of
unswerving, consuming, abiding affinity.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 10 prompt: Write a ‘love’ poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Love poems still represent a peculiar challenge for me. The effort to be sure is worth it. But, to have a decent outcome, I rarely hit it in one day, to say nothing of a few hours. So, to keep from losing the whole of my evening, I give it to you pretty much like it came to me — and I’m sorry.