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And now I know that it is okay to love---

“Sometimes I close my eyes till I am
on a sea of falling dogwood blossoms…”

My heart
a gun;

smoke, warm, loaded.

The sun follows me
like yesterday’s newspaper,
a classified for an apartment
in the city.

Under the fern is a key,
I open the door
like a child opens his closet
looking for a monster.

There’s the dinner table where
I am reminded there is a place
where I am not alone.

Your meals
your eyes
nourished.

I call,
ringtone,
“Hi, this is ____
leave a message.”

I’m not asking
to be
your lover,
your burden.

The window,
the clear—-exposed,
my mind.

“…But someday this won’t work.”

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And now I know that it is okay to love--- by 


Stephen Furlong Original. This is my work, my dedication, my life. Thank you for taking the time to look at it.

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  • George Coombs
    George Coombsabout 2 years ago

    sensitive and engaging writing, excellent work

  • Thank you very much George!

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  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyabout 2 years ago

    opening lines call the reader to arms we are not disappointed

  • An honor, Thank you very much!

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  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Well done and just great writing

  • Thank you very much.

    – Misunderstood24

  • su2anne
    su2anneabout 2 years ago

    congratulations on such a sensitive write
    suzanne:))

  • Thank so very much.

    – Misunderstood24

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

  • An honor, Thank you.

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  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations 2nd Runner-Up!
    The Editors Weekly Choice August 20th – 26th, 2012
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

  • An honor, thank you!

    – Misunderstood24

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieabout 2 years ago

  • An honor, Thank you!

    – Misunderstood24

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