SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE

From west to east you reach me,
for years you chose to teach me
a lesson shared; of poetics, and life,
love and respect. You always reject
any notion that our devotion was
a chance happenstance, we were 
meant to “meet” in whatever form
that would take, and make no mistake,
I know you as well as is possible
without ever exchanging glances.
And on the odd chance that we ever could
share the same space, I will remember
your face by the trace it will leave on my soul.
Your voice, your grace, your style all live
forever in the shadow of your smile.

Walt

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2 thoughts on “SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE

  1. Walt, even the few glimpses I have had of your this friendship at PB have made it clear how treasured your relationship is. By both parties. You seem to have pictured this poem-passioned womam well in the piece above. That soul-rooted devotion between the two of you was, still is, a fragrance that makes PB a garden that few real poets can ignore.

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