Susan Lacovara

Freshman - 1,088 Points (1963 / New York)


I like that you took good care

Of the smiles I left behind

And stored them safely

Wrapped in linen handkerchiefs

We bought in the garment district

After a long train ride to the city

And knowing in your old piano benchseat

You've tucked away the sheet music

To my favorite Simon and Garfunkle songs

And every once in awhile

For no reason, hum them aloud

It pleases me profoundly

That you remember my middle name

Not just my initial

And still address letters to me

Using 'Miss'

On nights when the air hangs heavy

With lonely thoughts of what happened

To the eternity lovers swear by

I like that you lift a lantern

In the lighthouse of our long ago love

Submitted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Edited: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: love


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(04/02/14) tried and true, love's beacon...

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