Today’s Poem, a Love Poem

“Previous Love” by Keith Althaus  (from The Sun Magazine, June 2011)

Previous love,
think of the sky
above us still,
the parade
of clouds here,
the starlit evening
there, and this one
breath expelled
that you might
catch someday
on a street corner
after its long journey
across miles of ocean,
fields, and woods
that comb it,
take out the scent,
the taste, the sweet
stuff, until
there’s nothing left
of me or this place,
or just enough
to make you think,
standing on the curb
waiting for the light,
of me, and us.

Keith Althaus

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