In today moments ...........poetic verse

There are memories
and moments
the taste of coffee
there are visions of touching you
thirty years later and
I still see your face
the flow of your hair and the
mesmerizing sway of your hips
as you walked away
you were not beautiful by all the
normal standards
though simply addicting to me

I wonder what ever happened to you
so secretive in each
your arrival
and your leaving too
I have often wondered how our
meeting would go
looking back I followed you
blindly not
unlike a puppy
and a little boy

Today though ........perhaps you
would have to follow me
you would have to stand listening
to a ringing phone on
the other end
and incessant silence on yours
today you might watch me walk
more closely
you might look at me
with that look I now know
that I don't need you look






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Ericdierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

It is a solid place to be in when we finally desire without need. Your art leaves me with much to ponder. At first blush I feel a contentedness with age. Thank you for this fine window into thought.


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shanmarie 18 months ago from Texas

Funny, Ed, how long the memory of someone can stick around.

I like that description, Eric. . .desire without need.


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MsDora 18 months ago from The Caribbean

In today moments . . . a meeting will have its surprises; meanwhile enjoy the memories.


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ahorseback 18 months ago Author

Eric ! , What a nice way to put that ! We are lucky men to be so content with aging aren't we ? .......I wouldn't change a thing ! Thank you kind sir.


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AudreyHowitt 18 months ago from California

There is a real sense of bite here for me, especially as you come into the final stanza--my first reaction was "ouch" and then I read the comments of others--maybe I am misreading this??


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ahorseback 18 months ago Author

Audrey , Why do we never forget those lost loves ? Are they the most powerful loves , are they the most desired ones , This simply came from years of wondering , what if I met her today ? .....You didn't miss a thing by the way .thank you !


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AudreyHowitt 18 months ago from California

I know that I still have fond feelings for some of my old loves---and am glad that I was not off the mark in my reading of your piece--best to you Ed!


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ahorseback 18 months ago Author

Oh- Uhh , typical woman " Lost Loves " ? &%$$#, I only had one , but leave it to a woman to have several ! LOL


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AudreyHowitt 18 months ago from California

You crack me up! Yes, it was several!


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dghbrh 18 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very true indeed. The feel...the emotion....why it is always much tougher for the THINGS that's got lost....with time? Is it stronger than the feels so fulfilled...may be the unknown factor...I too wonder. Have been there...and you truly touched the chord so correctly. And the ending, yes even I wondered through your emotions many a time in my mind..... of course ha ha ha. Real nice work. Shared and voted up interesting.


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida

An I don't need you look....yes, I do know that one.

Only one...but once was enough...

You nailed it with this writing for sure.

Angels are on the way to you today ps

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