Romance Poetry posted December 6, 2016


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Once Before I Fly

by michaelcahill

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Once Before I Fly


 
my last behest
a final quest
to say I did it up
with style and spent my days
with golden guile



they say the falls
plunge crazy cool
at wild Niagara
a fool might
even parachute
from a silver cloud
I've thought it through
 


but just a cup of coffee
in a cozy diner
alone, across from you
would do
 

or perhaps
a stroll
at sunset wiggling toes
through sandy paths
maybe holding hands
 

but truly just one kiss
before I pass
 

still, since I am confessing
say that kiss
met your approval
and the stars aligned
and hypnotized you for the night ...
 

an evening without rules
no dignity, no shame
nothing wrong, no blame
your tidy room
ourselves in bloom
as though a hurricane
passed through


the sun would rise and blush
the moon would
quick eclipse
so, our good morning
wouldn't rush
 

but truly, just the thought
of you will
send my final breath
past lips that shyly smile
at the secret I possess
 

and to the glowing angel
taking me beyond this shore
I'll whisper with all honesty
 

                  "She was more."






 

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