Only Us

Can we pretend it didn’t happen
this slow erosion of our cherished love?
Can we suspend the chilling moment
when two hearts no longer beat in tune?

–Imagine, it’s only us for one minute–

With the radiant stars in our eyes, 
when our breath breathes life into each other
Familiar arms embrace, as tender pulses race
having found that brilliant flash of desire once again

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: This is my first time to write a Puente: Puente is a rewarding form created by James Rasmusson. The word puente means bridge in Spanish, and–naturally–this lovely form features a bridge. It is a simple idea: 

  • Three stanzas 
  • First and third stanzas have equal number of lines (your choice how many) 
  • Middle bridge stanza is one line, encloses in dashes or tildes 
  • Middle bridge stanza serves as last line for first stanza and first line for last stanza 

Real Toads:

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39 Comments on “Only Us

  1. Truly, a beautiful romantic poem that could break the most cynical of hearts. Only wish, more people felt this way.

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  2. A very simple form and not fussy at all. I liked the contrast of your two stanzas – the coldness in the first and the spark being reignited in the second. Great job!

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  3. Sometimes a little effort, a little humility, kindness, reaching out and we CAN get relationships back. I personally think people don’t like the whole idea of saying “I’m sorry” and unwilling to forgive. It is easier to walk away.

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  4. Like this a lot, Linda. Your bridge made the very improbable third stanza seem to be fully acceptable. Nice!!


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