a good poem is like a good lover

both stop you in your tracks

make you rethink the motions of your mouth

and the habits in your head.

a good lover is like a good poem

both make you tremble-soft

romancing nerve endings in sacred places

leaving footprints like kisses on a mountain trail.

to say “i love you” would be a silly thing

(words can be so cheap)

for all the aphorisms in the world,

i’d never leave you high and dry

i’d whet your whistle any time

i’d hold you ’til the cows come home

a good poem has its way with you

and makes you say strange things like that

(words can be so monumental)

Published by Hannah

Just yer average girl next door.

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