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a handful of Lakewood sand

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a handful of Lakewood sand

at the risk of red leaves unfurling
perennial wisdom just outside
my peripheral vision, their lace
reeling against the city potholes 
sinking deeper into ich bin ein Clevelander 
i confirm that it is spring
trumpeting its pageantry  
as the pages turn,
just before the summer of past 
regrets ferrets its pensive conclusion

but that's not really what i want to say, 
it's poetic foreplay
i want to tell you how i adore your
eyes, soft and misty and steel grey
with blue-tipped clouds,
i want to tell you that i kiss the dimple
on your chin a thousand times while you
scrape and paint and go about your day,
i want to say thank you for being real;

dancing into this morning's cup of brew
we drink each other down
long ago you stared across a far away landscape
and i meet your gaze thundering across poems
we would write.



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  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:44:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous poetry today Anna. It was a very interesting piece to read. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:18:00 AM
    I forgot to mention there's a Lakewood in Ohio as well as NJ. ~A

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:17:00 AM
    Thank u for reading, I made a couple of changes in the meantime, what do you think? ~A The title comes from my partner's & my love of the beach, he originally hails from NJ where I lived for almost 10 years; and we often walk along the beaches of Lake Erie, one of our favourite pastimes. He's also a poet.

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:01:00 AM
    An interesting title. Every grain of sand has something to say. A good, creative write, with pleasingly poetic language. A very nice poem indeed.