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We might be too smart
not to leave our own safe places,
too comfortable
with living each day by the rules:
no kiss on the lips should cause the heart unrest;
no tight embrace should warm the soul.

But then, one of us might be too naÔve
to believe the other could just in the morning
look at an empty bed with no regrets,
that last nightís affair
was all but infatuationís excuse
to linger long past summer.

Soon friendship is to become a tall order.
You offer it like it costs gold
to buy me out of my loneliness.
I stare at it
like it is bread
full of mold
on my dinner plate.

crystal face I kiss
tongue tastes like sweet cold rain
I fall into pond

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The following comments are for "Friends"

I would suggest clipping, "in the morning"

It's ironic how the concept of "love" has changed over time..initiated during the Renaissance, perhaps with the Bard's pennings.
Before that [and to this day in some cultures], love had little if anything to do with how couples met- or became a couple. Arrangements were family and/or State made. Friendship between families/associates and even nations depended on the arranged pairings. In India, for example, this process is still prevalent.

Sex certainly alters any relationship.
A friendship is changed, to be sure.

Of course, in modern life, hooking up is a matter of fact occurence, though it rarely results in a lasting state of love.


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: May 17, 2011 )

Hi Peter!
Hi Peter...welcome back son! How come you don't call your mother anymore? lol!

Well, you know me Peter...ever the hopeless paiant such a stark pedestrian look at love.

Soo glad I don't live in India!!!!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 17, 2011 )

Bob and Ma Bea
Bobby, how right you are! Wait till this is one week here and I shall edit. Thanks for getting my drift. You stated two facts that are definitely messages I want to impart in this poem. And one issue (first paragraph regarding arranged pairing) which I realized my poem accidentally touches, as always a poem would have some undercurrents that you don't know you have injected in them.

Ma Bea, Oh well, I better must just go to India now LOL and learn the Kama Sutra LOLOL. Thank you, as ever you are the Mama who has always been mindful of your prodigal son. Thank you, I promise to behave but right after I have given you a line of some stark poetry, this bad is keeping my Muse from wandering away, as perhaps the one I have found recently is one naughty Muse!

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: May 17, 2011 )

we can still be friends, right?
wonderful aries! looks like the muses have arrived ;-)

( Posted by: cmsmuse [Member] On: May 17, 2011 )

I think perhaps mold would be a better choice ... although I'd have chosen turning green or anything that avoided mould/mold ...
Other than that .. enjoyed this very much ...

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: May 18, 2011 )

Tina and Pen
Rejoice for the short visits of the Muse!!!

Thank you very much for your comments, guys. Pen, yes I agree, mold would have been better as counterpart of gold, so i have two things to edit here. i just love getting constructive feedback! :-)

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: May 18, 2011 )

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