Love, and you

by Bobby Murray



The sweetest pendulum,
honeymoon love—
it swings below a cable
and sweeps under the rug. 

It trills alike a dreidel
and spins up settled dust,
counting on the click
of some desiderate lust. 

Each bow, a gentle tug.
The slick, the slip, and touch—
a symphonie fantastique
that slowly comes undone. 

And, dangling by a thread,
it sometimes sways in view.
A tantalizing detaché—
the thought of love, and you.


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