This poem was a part of the Valentine’s series published on ArtoonsInn Poetry Parlour in February, 2024.
We made fancy wishes on the downy dandelion
and blew them in the air
hoping our dreams would fly,
and make crocheted patterns of love
on the powder blue skies;
the winds blew them away but our love stood strong.
We hiked through pine forests, hand in hand,
under a canopy of stardust and moonshine.
Our twin hearts waltzing to a single strain
of gentle psithurism and the cicada’s symphony.
A violent storm arose, a lightning forked,
but our love weathered it all and shone bright.
We watched the sun go down
in a blazing palette of molten gold,
we left our footprints on the clammy sand
amidst conical seashells and hermit crabs.
The rolling waves washed them away
but our love stayed afloat like buoyant weeds.
And thus, the years roll by
braving tempests, celebrating rainbows,
sipping old wine, reading before a fire,
the eyes grow hoary, the skin sags,
but the rosy heart has no wrinkles
as we continue to fall a little more in love.
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