Sunday, August 1

a portrait in February, a poem

hearts-ribbon-vthere’s a portrait in February of percale sheets
and the tempting rondure of warm shoulders
tucked under a rosy duvet and late mornings,
coffee in bed, playing your hips like the strings
of a harp, the rhyme of a true love’s honor,
soft, the whiff of spring, the meadow violets
their heart-shaped leaves and felicitous flowers
promise of summer peace in damask gardens
wealth of silver roses, tart lemons, frisky mint
finger tip the faded hillock of hair on your neck
and let go of all that is false and mean for this -
the warmth of our ardor, the trust in our kiss

© 2013, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved
Valentine Ribbon clipart ~ Pastiche Family Portal

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