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On Passing my Youth

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Martie
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I see her reflection
in the store window.
A girl sits alone
contemplating the sidewalk.
Dark curles hide
the curve of her cheek.
The sun shimmers in her hair
like fireflies on a moonless night.

Her toe taps on the cement
belying her calm,
telling of a small turmoil,
the heart beat of first love,
the anguish of the search.

I see the curve of her hip,
the round beguile of her breast,
her lips delicate as petals,
her eyes bright with longing.

I see her dream
dancing in graceful abandon,
the effortless flow of energy,
the silken, slither of her youth.

Have I left behind that time
of bare shoulders,
that time of miracles
and heavy breathing?

I smile
at my reflection
in the store window.

© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Beautiful, Martie! I loved this!

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Excellent Martie....I was there on the street with you, seeing the reflection in the window. Nice imagery
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