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Wild in Love

Ode to old love

By Vivian R McInernyPublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read
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You hold up the wall

with your lean back, and a grin

that says, I know how good I look here

in the dim gray dusk,

slim and hale and raw,

hat brim bent low. The full head tilt.

And that gaze,

true as a stag

in the wild,

but with a beer in hand.

I nod. I’ve seen this play. I know this act.

My cue to exit. I turn away. You and your sham free ways

won’t work on me.


here you are in the pale dawn of morn, that same face,

calm and tame,

sly eyes

that even when shut, seem to wink

at our love over and over and over.

love poems

About the Creator

Vivian R McInerny

A former daily newspaper journalist, now an independent writer of essays & fiction published in several lit anthologies. The Whole Hole Story children's book was published by Versify Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021. More are forthcoming.

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran8 months ago

    Awww, this was so wonderful! I loved it!

  • Mackenzie Davis8 months ago

    This is soooo lovely. A complete love story! I adore how you did this. The ending is perfect, and I want to keep reading it over and over.

  • Gigi Gibson8 months ago

    Excellent visuals here Vivian! You might want to replace the five-letter word “snort”, but otherwise it’s perfect!

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