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Love Letters

a child learning the meaning of love

By Peyton DempseyPublished 4 months ago 1 min read

Sunflowered eyes

Wilt to roots of green

As her salted tears glaze

Over clusters of freckles

Like a heavy stream

Over river rocks

Taking the shape of their path

Down to the curve

Of her mouth

And they drip onto a paper

With her love tattooed to it

And I wonder

How could a man

Obstruct a woman’s light

Just to catch her on fire

With eternal flames of broken promise

Perhaps a man incapable of loving

So I watch the smoke roll off her bones

As I am crumbled to join them

I have become grateful

For my understanding

That I am the only one

Who can ever love her now

And there we sat

In a room full of mirrors

With only reflections of

An eighteen year parallel

A dying poet

And the one she will write about


love poems

About the Creator

Peyton Dempsey

trying to find the motivation to write poems again


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