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Love Poem

I want to write you
a love poem as headlong
as our creek
after thaw
when we stand
on its dangerous
banks and watch it carry
with it every twig
every dry leaf and branch
in its path
every scruple
when we see it
so swollen
with runoff
that even as we watch
we must grab
each other
and step back
we must grab each
other or
get our shoes
soaked we must
grab each other

Submitted: Sunday, March 12, 2006


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  • Jack Lanland (1/28/2014 5:34:00 PM)

    That was fucking stupid.

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/22/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    a good love poem we must grab each other or get our shoes soaked nice

  • Ramesh Rai (8/3/2013 12:34:00 PM)

    lovely write consoling heart

  • john tiong chunghoo (9/29/2006 12:13:00 AM)

    that is just what happens and we are pulled into the poem. linda love it.

  • Poetry Hound (3/12/2006 2:56:00 PM)

    It's so difficult to write a love poem with originality. This one does it. Obviously the grabbing means more than just avoidance of wet shoes.

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