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Elements of a Love Poem

A love poem must contain
certain elements.

A look, a touch, the electric first pass
of lips close enough to feel your breath.

A pause between heartbeats and a journey,
a story affecting two lives.

An idea in layers, rock over rock
laid down across years, being itself and more.

A choice from each possible parting, remaining.
And a film star sunset where we hold hands.

A love poem must end where love starts,
with you being so close we are the story.

For my Valentine, be mine.

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