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"Love Formula" And Other Poems

Updated on March 25, 2017

One formula for love

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Love Formula


Begin with two days of conversation

Add three cups of shared coffee

Mix in the illusion of safety

Sprinkle luck over the remains

Stir vigorously for fun

Place in the human oven (heart)

Bake for a week, or longer

Let cool and wait for results

May need repeating

Perfection is not the aim

Combine a love song for additional sweetness


I've been hungry for years

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Love At The Grocery Store


Nervous hands collide

over apples, oranges, and all that is

fruitful

until stammers or even words

emerge, questions

to pave what road

they must eat along.

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Tyson


He is compared, albeit affectionately,

to Jim Morrison: young, tortured,

transferring addictions, shuffling around words,

scraping for permanence, praying for a way

out of his mind.

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Safety Unpacked


At 23

he is aware

of the box he lives

in. The cool

observer--welcoming,

however distant--he fears

loving, being loved, irrationally

surrendering to unconditional love,

and, of course, that he'll

stay in his box,

perfectly safe,

perfectly untouched,

completely alone.

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Do Not Tell Me


Please

do not

tell me about her, or

about your misguided

days in Michigan or Tampa

or Europe

or even here, in this

hellhole, an odorous

and awful pit that sucks

individuals of all humanity, ambition,

and even love, the

rarest of positions, the only one

able to cure your misfortune.

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    • Julie K Henderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie K Henderson 

      3 years ago

      Thank you for commenting. I am glad you enjoyed the poems.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Great poems, enjoyed reading. Love the way you write!

    • Julie K Henderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie K Henderson 

      3 years ago

      Thank you for commenting. I also hope to write more poetry soon.

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      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading your poems and hope to be back for more.

      Best Wishes.

    • Julie K Henderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie K Henderson 

      3 years ago

      Thank you. I greatly appreciate your kind words.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      You are a good poet with a strong voice. This is my kind of poetry.

    • Julie K Henderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie K Henderson 

      3 years ago

      Thank you very much.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice work.

    • Julie K Henderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie K Henderson 

      3 years ago

      Thank you very much. I am pleased you enjoyed the final product.

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      Buildreps 

      3 years ago from Europe

      I very much enjoyed reading this one! Pretty text and nice photo's :)

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