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When He Proposes

            He comes to love, openly, one last time,
careless as always, eyes closed, on the rim 
of lovers ledge, tingling toes reminds
him to let go and forget where he’s been,
before this final breath, before the binge.
Before, his belly was empty, hollow,
a lonely log covered in moss and midge.
Then born again, baptized in love’s shallows,
he found the crown to rule his tomorrows.
He loves love and love loves him, it’s beautiful. 
In reverence of it, on one knee, the ring—borrowed.
He appoints this his moment, it’s delightful
how his blood bubbles and his heart puffs up
one last time, openly, he comes to love.

Copyright © Mike Butler

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  1. Date: 3/3/2011 10:30:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading the many diverse poems written by the many wonderful poets writing and sharing here at PoetrySoup today. I am happy that yours was among the ones I had the pleasure to read Mike. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 4:55:00 AM
    oooh nice! what a wonderful way to make people understand what it's like for a man to propose, to really be inside him and know what he's feeling. Well done!