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Tonight is a night for trampoline love

by Devon E Mattys

Tonight is a night for trampoline love,
for star-gazing, suspended over clover, dandelion fluff,
mud brick dirt, the earth alive and dry,
the sky humming with a promise of change.
The rhythm of the tree frogs
is a distant song on the stereo we’ll never own,
the fireflies, our candlelight,
and your skin aglow beside me
as welcoming as home.
Springs groan, polymer gives, bodies shift and settle.
Peace in the backyard beyond the chain link fence.
Your hand in mine, and nothing but the night above
as our eager witness.


Author's Note: hlb3

Posted on 03/19/2011
Copyright © 2021 Devon E Mattys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maria Kintner on 03/19/11 at 08:24 AM

One of those feelings that is both eternal and instantaneous. Fabulous write.

Posted by Shonda Creemer on 03/19/11 at 03:06 PM

Such a wonderful feeling.

Posted by Julie Adams on 03/20/11 at 01:23 PM

playing off the title, what I love about this piece, is how you trampoline from one stunning image to the next, it takes you where you want to go, through the fantastical world you paint seemingly effortlessly, kudos, peace, jewels xoxox

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/20/11 at 04:34 PM

Romance uniquely and aptly captured Devon. I don't recall ever reading any of your poetry, even though you've been a member here almost as long as I have. Glad I finally I did.

Posted by W. Mahlon Purdin on 09/21/12 at 06:11 PM

Devon, that is really wonderful. It's nice to find a new (to me) author whose poetic expression shows sensitivity and insight, a star-crossed blend if ever there was one. Yeats' "Those images" was floating in your night sky. Well done. So glad I followed your comment. -- Bill

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