Like a River

I’m writing poems for you
A book you may never read
Unless you come across it
in a used book sale
Intrigued by the familiar name
and not put off by the price.
I will write un-read love poems for you.
Poetry to make the the thoughts of you
The ever presence of you
as something other than longing for the
On these warm spring days
I fear my longing may betray itself
spilling out in uncontrolled torrents of desire
insatiable as the Platte in April
turgid from the snowmelt
drowning everyone
and everything
I love
we love
my love
our love
I’ll write the words
I can never say
Though I want to

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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