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Composed 8/1/13
Description: This is my response to We Drink Because We’re Poet’s prompt, Love.  As the prompt dictates, this is a Kyrielle Sonnet.  I have not done much with forms since I’ve started this blog, so this is something a little different for me. The form, which stresses repetition, seemed appropriate to express my idea of love — that love is consistency, not a one-time thing.  It’s living life together, day after day.

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Love’s the warmth of a bed that’s shared
The feel of freshly shampooed hair
Smells of your coffee in the light
And peaceful breathing in the night

Laughing after a night with friends
Teasing, touching until night ends
Soft spoken pledges after fights
And peaceful breathing in the night

Watching kids as the school bus leaves
Rubbing each other’s hands and knees
Stroking tears when life won’t go right
And peaceful breathing in the night

Love’s the warmth of a bed that’s shared
And peaceful breathing in the night