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by S. A. Crawford 2 months ago in love poems · updated 2 months ago
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Love is Not Fast

I don't believe in love at first sight,

but the honey warm glow of your eyes,

makes me wish that I did.

There is a space above your lip

like a bowl.

A dimple I could drink from,

If I were brave.

There is a scar on your palm,

without origin,

that tickles when you put your hands on the curve of my stomach.

I don't believe in love at first sight,

but I remember the shine of your teeth under a flashing light-

and the silhouette of your nose.

And the sharp click of your bones when you stretch away the day,

and the smell of your hair fresh from the shower.

And I wish I did.

I don't believe in love at first sight,

but I know that it can stretch,

and that time is not a river,

but an ocean.

And I know that the folds of skin at the corner of your eyes,

when you smile,

they hold the purest joy.

So perhaps when I hold your hand and squeeze it tight,

I can go back and love you at the start.

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About the author

S. A. Crawford

Writer, reader, life-long student - being brave and finally taking the plunge by publishing some articles and fiction pieces.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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