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new hands

we took our time to see,
let our eyes acclimatise,
transferred old love,
and the old faded lines.

we held tight to our empty hearts
yet gradually, imperceptibly, moved apart,
until the space between was torn in half.

reflecting on those warm
lost days, blissfully touched
in all different ways,
though time limits even the most
perfect, and amazed,
for end does come,
at the end of days.

we clung like limpets
to the old core,
like an old rusting anchor
barely there anymore,

salt and sand wore us away,
and lost, love dissolved
beneath the waves.

such longing sometimes
for the touch of new hands,
new lips and new arms,

though now we are tied,
and move on through the air,
until nothing is left
as though nothing was there.

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  • evon ski
    evon ski10 months ago

    ohhh . . . love it Leslie . . a wow for me.

  • as always a wow for such kind words evon ski..thank you

    – uncleblack

  • kendrickj
    kendrickj10 months ago

    Wonderful writing, very involving.

  • glad you liked it jim, and thanks for the visit..

    – uncleblack

  • Anna S.
    Anna S.10 months ago

    Another beautiful poem….

  • many many thanks anna, much appreciated..

    – uncleblack

  • Donna19
    Donna1910 months ago


  • thank you so much donna..:))

    – uncleblack

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