Romance Poetry posted December 6, 2016

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Once Before I Fly

by michaelcahill

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Of course, for you.

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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Let's share our bucket lists.

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Perhaps one doesn't even need to complete their bucket list. It's enough just to have one. :))

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