Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Let Me Count the Days"

This is the freebie for today's Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by the "Love is..." comics for 2-3-14 and 2-4-14, prompted by my_partner_doug, and yes, this is a true story.  It also fills the "love letters" square in my 1-31-14 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.

Let Me Count the Days

When we first fell in love,
you sent me cards
and brought me chocolates,
and that was sweet.

Then when I spent a year
in various stages of move,
you sent me a love letter every day
just to let me know you were there for me
even though we couldn't be in same place.

This is how I knew that you loved me
not with the brief spark of paper hearts
but with the slow burn of oak.

Love isn't meant to be
a flash in the night,
but a hearth to warm your hands
for always and forever.

How do I love thee?
Let me count the days.

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