in love we trust

and love we lost

for reasons hard to fathom


was it a smell

a sideway glance

a gentle touch that bound us


and was it a word

or the lack of it

that wiped the table clear


how deep we went

to form our cave

in which we got caught in comfort


how could we get lost

in this cocoon

where words have left us dry


we grew little spikes

to penetrate our skins

which left us too close for comfort


let’s find a whiff

of that ancient smell

to trigger emotions long gone


reach out and stretch

to find yourself

and look for that sideway glance


what once was good may be gone for good

but something good may follow





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