What Has He Done with Our Love

I wonder
what he did with it
where he put it

did he hide it somewhere
on a shelf
in a book

somewhere in the house
among the things
no one else would notice

does he think of it
often
or never

I wonder if he
like me
keeps it out in the open

where everyone can see
but nobody knows
it’s our love

like the t-shirt I wear to bed
the vintage shadowbox on the wall
the coaster from Peppy Grill

like the bicycle socks
the vial of dirt from my front yard
the stone heart, river smooth

he must know
I still wake up every morning
my heart beating for him

hoping.

hoping.

hoping.

*****

DeMaris
11-1-2020

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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