Tag Archives: romance

My First Crush

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “The First (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “The First Kiss,” “The First Day … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

For a Distant Muse appearing on Spillwords

My poem For a Distant Muse appeared on Spillwords earlier today. It might seem familiar to regular readers since I posted it here last year but it still deserves some views on their platform. Some might even press the little … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection Had our roles been reversedit would’ve been romantic—her tossing playful pebblesagainst my bedroom window Me inviting her inout of the morning coldwhere she asks forgivenessfor dumping me It would’ve been cute—a story worth tellingthe grandchildren But begging her … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

For a Distant Muse

For a Distant Muse If you lived next door,I’d knock. The wine has drapedmy evening’s worklike burgundy velvet.The music is tea with milk.Candle shadowsand incense ghostsfill the room.I’m ready to curlaround your warmthand drift into dreams. But our doors open … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Timeless Love

Timeless Love What would you think if I beggedyou to be the Eurydice to my Orpheusand swore you wouldn’t have to waitas long as Penelope for my return? And I would return, unlike John Keatsto his Fanny, I’m too old … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged | 5 Comments

Hope

(In response to this week’s Living Poetry Prompt.) I play the lottery for those hours or days between buying the ticket and learning the results. Before the ping pong balls are set a spinning I am a potential winner, deciding … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | 2 Comments