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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Simple Things

Life’s pleasures come from simple things...

Fingertips brushed across thigh

Honest conversation

Lips and kisses and

a bottle of wine...

And, oh yes, a starlit night.

I’m the sort who prefers to keep things simple:

I love you

I hope you’ll love me, too.

‘Til the stars fall from the sky...

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But it ain't all that simple, is it?

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Blogger Maria said...

Everything is pretty simple when you hash it down to it's bare bones. The problem is with us, you know. We bring a lot of shit to the table with us.

Wed Jun 09, 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Maria said.

Wed Jun 09, 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Kass said...

There was a news report on TV the other day explaining scientific studies that prove all romantic love is like chemical addiction. We've always known it had its obsessive compulsive components, but now it seems we need a 12 step program to handle our attachments.

Wed Jun 09, 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Is it... and it isn't. When we figure it out, it's magic.

Thu Jun 10, 06:13:00 AM  
Blogger Wine and Words said...

No Jonas, I don't believe it is. I think love is a very complex ride consisting of simple pleasures and simple pains that swirl together into something grand, or something far less so. Can't know til you swirl. Glad you're a swirler. Some won't even try.

Thu Jun 10, 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger June Calender said...

Some words always need definitions, you've defined love in your poem, that's one of the definitions I agree with ... but there are others.

Thu Jun 10, 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

I enjoyed these comments! The thing 'bout Love is that it takes a good bit of living and loving to gain insights. Some may be quick studies, others careening about on the remedial side, either way, we live and learn.

I'm laughing, Kass. It's why I have the Lou Reed song "My Love is Chemical" on my playlist.

I am certain of only one thing: as long as there are human beings on this planet the same questions will remain a constant preoccupation.

Sun Jun 13, 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger GYPSYWOMAN said... me, doesn't matter the cause or the cure - just that "it" IS - till the stars fall from the sky!!!!

Mon Jun 14, 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger Woman in a Window said...

Everything is easier in theory.
Perhaps easier in word or poetry.
And then there is the garbage that each of us carries, even with good intentions.

I often think we are held back by these bodies and their electrical workings.

You theorize beautifully.


Tue Jun 15, 09:05:00 AM  

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