Love Poem: What If
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Written by: Susan Ashley

What If

There we were -
veiled in the sheer-yet-semi-private aura of morning twilight;
where only outlines can be seen
but where everything is felt in its full strength and purity.

In a sultry bed -
overstuffed with lost time
lost love and, now, repossessed love 
we embraced each other.

Years have a way of tenderizing even the toughest hearts
as fertile tears water emotions;
the beauty of what was - was still there -
ready to rupture its bubbled captivity..

but as the home star streamed in through the eastern window
the curtain came down.

Susan Ashley
April 16, 2019

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