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 Category:  Romance Poetry
  Posted: April 16, 2020      Views: 185

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A love poem dedicated to someone no longer with us.
"In the face of angels" by Anya Trofimova
Love, your name is always on the tips of our tongues these
days like table salt or peach pits forced behind cheeks.

You know, it's only gotten worse since my mother cannot
stop saying your name like a quiet miracle or a war our country

lost or the sharp juice of starfruit mulling in her mouth.
The biblical gasp about your name, the quiet of a seam sewn shut.

Before dinner you rise like a body from a lake, your name nosing
for warmth in small dead place, the crook of my arm. All these years

and I do not know the colour your eyes turn underwater...
and I say "yes, mum" but in my her eyes my reflection as if just shaved,

eyes reddened and skin raw. I say, before she can say "I remember", "yes
she was just like that - I cannot change that. I remember." my Love I swallow,

my hands everyday replacing yours at the table. Love, last night I dreamt
of angels, their wings all wet and pink like new-hatched chicks or a
still-birth but did not stay long enough to witness the outcome.

Light and Sweet writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a romance poem in any style. The theme is light and sweet. Minimum 8 lines. Maximum 16 lines.


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This is a love poem dedicated to someone no longer in the world of the living, but very much alive in the memories of others.
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