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Focus on Me: A Poem

Updated on January 17, 2019
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Jennifer is a writer, editor, feminist, and Potterhead. She also loves her cat and studying cat behavior.

Focus
Focus
On
On
Me
Me

The Little Things

Are there small details about your partner that you notice more than others, something other people might not notice? Whether the little things are those pet peeves that drive you nuts even though you love them, or whether they're the precious little things that you notice and make you love them more, the details are important. Pay attention.

Focus on Me

Does your hand in mine
feel the same
as your gloved one
on a tree stand?

Is it rougher
than the slivers
that splinter
in the wood?

Does the glide
across my palm
calm your heartbeat,
or make it win
its first race?

I bet your nails
trail a path
of unseen rivers
when you think of me.

And my hair's a memory
to your nose, eyes,
mouth, and skin.

Can you name the freckle
that marks my
lower lip?

I know each of your zags,
your craggly cracks, and
crinkly crows feet.

I can feel your pads of skin
on your fingerprints
and know to let you in.

You're no stranger to me.

You're the welcome mat
Home.

Do I feel firm and right
when you come in?
What if I left the front door
unlocked for your inquiring?

Would you come in for the appraisal?
Or is it that glide you seek
on arrival.

I'll give you the glide,
if you keep the memory.

Just stay focused on me.

Please vote for the poll! =) Comment below if you want to share what or why.

What do you notice the most about your partner?

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© 2013 Jennifer Kessner

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    • Meisjunk profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Kessner 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks so much! =)

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      6 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and wellwritten..real gem.Voted up!

    • Meisjunk profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Kessner 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I agree! At that point, I think you get to know someone so well that the details are so familiar they no longer stand out as individual but run together as all-encompassing, each equally important. And then all of a sudden a distinct feature will catch you're eye, and you're learning them all over again. ^_^

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      Benjamin Chege 

      7 years ago

      You're welcome. That is actually one of the ways you know if you really love somebody. When you love someone, everything about them is at the tip of your fingers.

    • Meisjunk profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Kessner 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I know what you mean! =) When I receive a message on my phone, I don't even have to look at who sent it. Depending on how it's said and the phrasing, I just know. Thanks so much for commenting. This is one of my favorites. ^_^

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      Benjamin Chege 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful hub Meisjunk. I think for me it is the words/phrases my partner says, they are just unique and I could know to whom they belong even if they were written.

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