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I have limned myriad longings
with words. Not all are romance
but they share a landscape
the reader can recognize:

imagine a postcard island
or a sun-struck beach where
waves brush the shore, aching

for touch that might be metaphor.

Limerence as Venn diagram
connections twisted into a Celtic knot
interweaving in the center

the eye of the storm

the calm where we hide
shy winter orchids to keep them
safe from bruising wind and surf

though I—this timid creature—
would be reckless and court disaster
on the coastline of strangers.


✒ This is another entry for the #mywinterorchids contest hosted by @thesoapboxofficial (they said multiple entries are accepted). The prize is an autographed copy of Winter Orchids, the new book by TM Fisher ( @coffeeverses ). ✒ This started out as my piece on #limerence for #marchfalls hosted by @aseawords and @breath_words_ of @fallspoetry .


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