jeff thornton

Rookie (2004 / rye new york)

A Softer Place

Poem by jeff thornton

i've held this breath
since i blew that permanent sigh
in your temporary direction...
did i turn and look
just before the knob-
just to see your shining hair
skin, eyes-
for just a shining moment?
oh, yes.

if circumstance leaves it there,
i would have to pretend
that it had been some softer place
that this all had occurred:
like the bay,
or the park, or another-
where i had,
for the second time,
see your hair
but in the sun this time-
for a second-
oh, yes.

Comments about A Softer Place by jeff thornton

  • No Name (8/9/2006 10:28:00 AM)

    Raw, compared to others by him. Still, I was drawn into this one, like most of his others.(Report)Reply

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  • knot Available (11/4/2004 3:58:00 PM)


    Good job.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 4, 2004