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    My heart clings stubbornly to its steady rhythm:
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    The problem as I see it
    is that it’s got nothing to beat in rhythm with
    no one to make it race with anticipation
    pounding hard to make my ears ring
    love songs to pass the time away
    longing while dinner is cooking
    watching idly by the window
    candles lit on the table

    because I eat
    alone

    bed myself
    alone

    breathe
    alone

    and question

    why

    does my heart cling so stubbornly to a rhythm
    with no logical sense for—hopefulness
    nor reason—continuation?

    And still
    I shall set a table
    for two.

  • #2
    Welcome back! Reading your verse is like coming home again. As I read this piece - all I could think was - because...the mate to your heart is out there beating in rhythm to yours...just not yet in close enough proximity to hear.

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    • #3
      Hi Paula! What a lovely welcome back—thank you, my friend! And as to my potential mate—well, I wish he'd hurry the heck up! I'm 50 and not getting any younger!

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      • #4
        The table for two is a poignant image. There is a sweet sincerity about this one that is not easy to.pull off. Kudos!

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        • #5
          I appreciate that comment, lunar glide. Much of my writing comes from an authentic place in terms of experience/emotions (isn't that true for most?) and I find I the challenge is to write in such a way so as to broaden the experience somewhat, trying to make it less about "me" in order to include the reader into that emotional place. (Hope that makes sense.) I always hope my words don't spill out like some personal pity party, but maintain some creative purpose!

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          • #6
            Well it comes from an authentic place but you still have to know how to write 😋 and you do!

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