when I think

artwork by carolina sartor

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when I think

when I think of you
I remember your hair
tumbling across my pillow
so that
while you sleep
I breathe the scent
of the Mistral
dancing in the curls

when I think of you
I remember your eyes
telling me everything I want
so that
I hear a love song
by Leonard Cohen
Death of a Ladies’ Man
in their dark light

when I think of you
I remember your smile
promising moon and stars
so that
when you laugh
I see mermaids frolic
off the beach at Bonporteau
just to be near you

when I think of you
I feel sad
that my memories
of those wonderful years
are so very vague

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3 Responses to when I think

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  2. trishsplace says:

    But your romantic love holds on dearly to those memories. Lovely.


  3. jenne49 says:

    Utterly beautiful.
    Makes me think of that Jill Ireland song.


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