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That Quiet Ache

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That Quiet Ache

Without warning
    or message
from willow tree
I awake with
    that quiet ache,
such a deep burn
    from a much too long desire
for you.

A breathing dream
    which becomes
a slow unfulfilled agony
    as I wait for you.

A beneath the bone
    need to be
skin to skin,
    tongue on tongue,
one in one
    for a lifetime, maybe two.

I wonder if during
    my five o’clock
reminders of aloneness
    whether you’ve similar
pains of the heart,
    whether you experience
that quiet ache
    in the silent centuries of solitude
between the beat of one heart
        and the lovely beatings of two.

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 12:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Michael Todd. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 7:48:00 PM
    A gentle and tender read, Michael. I love the ending, but I have to admit it left me all misty-eyed. Well done. :)

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 8:30:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning Michael. May you have a beautiful week of good health, love and baskets overflowing with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 8:13:00 AM
    Simply beautiful

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:02:00 PM
    Nice willow song, Michael