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An Anniversary


To start the day with frigid tears in eyes.

This month we would celebrate our first kiss,

alone, yet either of us are remiss

to wrap this celebration with our sighs.

A rain soaked road we met in the middle,

embraced and interlocked we stood so still,

these bodies where the rain gutters would fill

we melted into a run-off puddle.

The coffee barely overcomes the pills

in lucid memories of my children's smiles

to miss the joy of you in pregnancy.

A wound far beyond our medical skills,

our memory lost in paperwork piles,

an inkling of our anniversary.


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 11, 2017:

Thank you Bill, Gypsy, Whonu, and Ruby for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate it. Jamie

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 10, 2017:

This is beautiful, remembering the days that were special.

whonunuwho from United States on April 10, 2017:

A time of happiness, sadness and togetherness. Blessings my friend. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 10, 2017:

Remembrances are always a mix of joy and poignant moments we'll never forget.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 10, 2017:

Beautiful images....a metaphor for love....I love it!

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