DAOIST56’s ‘in Love’ poetry site

I found this on wordpress a really great poet DAOIST56: Enjoy
I hope he publishes a book when he is finished writing poetry for his wife as the world would be grateful of this gift. Here is his site for more of his work:
http://ilovejanette.wordpress.com/category/love-poem/

by daoist56 in Love Poem

REFLECTION
I picture myself standing
with guys

you know the kind: flannel shirts, pine
paneling, brown bottles held in front
like incense burners, offerings to
the sacred circle of
small talk

How’s the new wife they ask
as though I’d gotten a new
service or appliance

Great I answer
she still has that new wife smell
which all guys appreciate

And I know they’re generally
not worth it
but I got the extended warranty
with this one

Just like consumer reports recommends

What I would never tell
this circle of stale American beer
is that I lay next to you
and see our future
your face looks as it will
in twenty years
lined, and framed with gray hair

And what moves me is its utter
kindness

and I should have answered
that you are crazy
in the real, clinical sense
and that underlying that
is such a swelling of kindness
and compassion that it
can’t stay in the moment

the future
an eternity of possibilities
cannot contain it

my new wife I tell them
is so beautiful
I can see
her reflection
20 years in the future

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