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SOME LOVE POEMS (poem) - Brendan Cleary - Ireland - Poetry International
 
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SOME LOVE POEMS
1

There you go
this morning
with frost
in your parka
down London Road
 
I’d know your walk
anywhere
 
But I’m not there
I’m in this dumb room
with your blond hair
& all the beautiful lines
on your very special face
  
2

In your doorway
I’ll stay
 
the light kisses
I’ll place
& there are diamonds
on your eyelids
 
I’ll stay here
in your doorway
& when we kiss
we both look so young
  
3

Your bathroom is alone
the spotless white bath
your brushes & stuff
 
I’d stand here often
in my own silence
but your bathroom is alone now
& I don’t wait
 
I don’t walk
down to the table and ashtray
just to remind you again
how much you will always move me
  
4

It’s only your voice 
& frost on the wires
 
It’s only the touch
of your hair
 
only the sunlight
through your white blinds
 
It’s only your presence
on all the platforms & rain
 
in all the aisles
in the glasses & bottles
 
in the air
in the wayward stars
 
in all the leaves
in our unhappy faces