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Happy Ending

Rating: 4.3
After they had not made love
she pulled the sheet up over her eyes
until he was buttoning his shirt:
not shyness for their bodies- those
they had willingly displayed- but a frail
endeavour to apologise.

Later, though, drawn together by
a distaste for such 'untidy ends'
they agreed to meet again; whereupon
they giggled, reminisced, held hands
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Dr Antony Theodore 17 July 2020
not shyness for their bodies- those they had willingly displayed- but a frail endeavour to apologise. very fine poem. tony
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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 July 2016
A beautifully envisioned thought provoking poem. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Michael Morgan 16 July 2016
shows how poetry is the clothing in words of an important idea. MM
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 July 2016
Love and dreams! Drawn together. Thanks for sharing.
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Barry Middleton 16 July 2016
Interesting. Friendship is much more durable than love.
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Kim Barney 11 January 2016
The first line is the most intriguing one of all: After they had not made love It makes one wonder: Why not?
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Susan Williams 12 November 2015
I want to read more of this woman's insightful, truthful, and quirky poetry. Top notch,
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Neran Sati 12 November 2015
a brilliant poetic insight into an intimate illusion, prevalent as prose subject, so more precious here. Thanks PH.
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