Friday, May 17, 2013

harlequin romance



babe nothing quite as satisfying
as my head buried in your armpit
my shoulder falling asleep
inhaling our funk


stepping over
strewn jeans
and empty video cases
eating cookies
made
just because

swishing dish water
captured on film
so later you can watch
your honey doing
household chores
in your denim shirt

serving lunch by candlelight
toasted baguettes with
hummus and cherry tomatoes
nothing quite like
love




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18 comments:

  1. This is so powerful! I'm loving your new look blog - will be over often :-)

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  2. Thank you. Glad to you'll be by often.

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  3. This is beautiful. LaTonya. It truly captures the simplicity and intimacy of it all.

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  5. Hi Barbara, in our early days, DH was my muse. I was quite prolific in those days. I love him as much, no, more today. Thank you.

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  6. This is great. I especially like "inhaling our funk." :)

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  7. nah there is nothing quite like love...ha...i like that you dont go with the usual...the smell of the pits...though i do like the thought of seeing my wife wash the dishes in one of my shirts...ha....cool piece...

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  8. Wonderful! I especially like how this sounds: swishing dish water.

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  9. La Tonya, yes, I love the messy scene of love and good eating. Nice poem.

    Pamela

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  10. I like the intimate details, specially the last verse ~ Enjoyed this one ~

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  11. Romance, love and intimacy...nice!

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  12. Ah yes, you HAVE captured LOVE!! A beautiful write.

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  13. This is romance in the raw -so real.

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  14. It feels present. Thank you for the glimpse. ~ M

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  15. Thanks for your visit and comment--especially because it prompted me to see what you brought to the bar this week! It's a fabulous piece--simplistic yet with a depth it's sometimes hard to find in love poems--at least for me. I think the dishwashing episode did it for me--it doesn't get more real than that!

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  16. Delicious poetry. The conversational tone flows smoothly and hints at a level of comfort and contentment that most people search all their lives to find.

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  17. Thank you all for the comments. I'm not sure why, but these were waiting moderation which I don't have set.

    I apologize for the delayed response. Really appreciate the responses.

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