Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Poem: Love at First Sight

Handsome Man

"Like butterflies in Spring
Poetry awakens the Spirit,
stirs the imagination and explores
the possibilities with each stroke
of its rhythmic wings."
~Jamie Lynn Morris

Love at First Sight

by CJ Heck

I've never believed
in love at first sight.
I've never had it happen,
so it never occurred to me
to give it space in my mind.
I did see someone once
across a crowded room.
He was handsome
in a rugged sort of way,
yet acutely aristocratic,
with bedroom eyes
to die for
and just a hint of vulnerability
to make him real.
I don't care what they say,
clothes do make a man.
It was easy to imagine
what I might find
beneath his dapper wrapper.
I still don't believe
in love at first sight,
but I do believe in lust.
It's a private thing.
No one gets hurt
and who the hell's to know?

[From the Book, "Anatomy of a Poet", by C.J. Heck]

"A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write." ~CJ Heck


Janet Caldwell said...

Yummy, these are quite delicious!!! x

CJ Heck said...

Lance Sheridan (on Facebook)
C'est magnifique on your pennings CJ!!

CJ Heck said...

Thank you, Lance and Janet -- your kind words mean so much!