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Page Five

Winter sunlight casts your skin in blue
Your straight brown eyelashes lining
your closed lids
Spectacles thickening the view
Like a camera’s lens
That traps and widens the light
in the thick glass

While my china hands travel
To touch your face, as I sit
On your knee
I ram my head onto your chest

I am weighed by my adoration
And my head sinks down to your skin
Like a stone through hasty waters made still
Here against you I press and curl
And I tell you of my immense love for you.

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Aspects of Love (III)

 III

On the high hill in the cold wind
On a sunless day
You brought my a bird seeking to unsay
Its vulture moments. Though I was afraid
I felt its warmth undo my startled hand.

– Ruth Miller

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Aspects of Love (II)

II

Love? We should smother it
And push it up the chimney –
He said, half meaning it.
We know now what he intended
For finding love at their door
On a cold night, people – if they are wise –
Will push it up the chimney into the smoke before
It wails at them with such clenched desire
As will bring into the quiet house
The significant ecstatic loss.

-Ruth Miller

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Green things grow in the wrong places.
They unfeather in the emphasis
On noughts in the sum.
Love is no logician, hears the argument
Blandly, never to profit
By the Socratic method,
And puts forth greenness on outlandish stone.

-Ruth Miller

 

Aspects of Love

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