CAROLINE VALENTINE’S EYES

February 2, 2019

lovers,  when asked about lovers

all I can muster, “Is it likely

I even have  likers?”

.

But I’ve known  you  like  me,

&  I’m too fond of you.

I’m too fond of yr. brilliant squinty eyes;

It’s  faceted blue apatites,

Aquamarine, no, blue topaz,

Wild emeralds,  a hell of a violet spinel,

No, tear sapphires, for real,

No.   Aquamarine.

,

I’m urged to end virtually all this spelunking business

What?  My time’s up? (& dearly departed?)

I just did “eyes”,     I just got started.

 

 

.

 

 

IT’S A HEART DAY

February 14, 2014

Of  me

They’ve looked & lived love, y’see,

To me, Today, maybe

I haven’t the heart

For Hearts Day

I don’t maybe

Heart Hearts Day

Deemed a day to

Dare to   declare

Chambres de la coeur

Hell, I tell them

“I love you”  nightly

& rightly so I go,

I up and go

Handstamp my name

at the bottom of some

Damp & dreary card rhyme

Not my own this time

And everyone knows 

Even one rose

And dark chocolates

Give rise to beauty

So I give duty

To give tokens to take

Of what’s already spoken

What’s already here a joke to take.

VALENTINE’S DAY PROPHESY

February 14, 2009

VERY LATE, “THE DUSKY SCENE”, FAR ABOVE THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

 

near the end

purple clouds stir and near.

mise en scene set, I’ll be blocking the shot,

readying my stand-ins,

cueing the soundtrack,

I’ll need special effects to capture the light,

to be faithful to the script.

 

years had passed alongside our precious bonds

when a light came through brighter than the other rays

shes signed off   on a missive

with

“love, “