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I loved you once when we were young....

©2016 S.M. Gallagher

I loved you once when we were young  and dancing under watermelon moons
full to bursting with stolen kisses
for all the honking geese that took flight
across winter ready fields 
perfuming the air with their pungency.

You were no angry-eyed monster to me then
and I no parched lip harpy to you.
We were simply best friends
who delighted in each other's company.

And I will treasure those best friend days
as I no longer dwell on our tragedies
but think of two bright souls,
their cleverer ways remembered
like shining pearls of half-baked wisdom.
And we would inevitably do ourselves in.

I would laugh at you, and you me
for thinking ourselves progenies of starflies.
My eyes, now full of dust, saw more clearly then,
as, these days, I hold no more truths then wishes.
Still…I breathe on and wish you well in passing.