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More Than You’ll Ever Know

by Tony Whitaker

Cool blue
bejeweled eyes
forge fired hair
at once beguiles
Dante’s Inferno
on that sizzling
summer night

Though only once
we walked dating’s
unpaved highway
some forgotten restaurant
your sanguine smile
and feline style set
a fire upon a pyre
of a wanton time
which ticks so far away

We talked of art
and we spoke of shows
our creative flesh
“Humboldt’s Gift” and so
your beauty an easel
which stained this soul
I’ve wondered more
than you’ll ever know
when I beheld those eyes
behind the gate
with my post at your door

Know I remember more
than you’ll ever know
your soft sensuous hair
spilling below
an angelic face fair
on that hot August night
when we lost our place
still holding you close
when anxious eyes simply
said… “No”


Author's Note: A long,long time ago when I was older then. I'm younger than that now

Posted on 09/02/2013
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/04/13 at 12:18 PM

a lovely poem, Tony, about a dream that fell prey to a woman's prerogative, which is to say no, when we so desperately needed the alternative and affirming yes. alas, man is destined to suffer twixt those extremities.

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