Monday, July 12, 2010

Poem: "A Nickel for Thoughts of You"

An Almighty Pile of Nickels
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. 
~Anthony Robbins

A Nickel for Thoughts of You

by CJ Heck

I wish I had a nickel
for every time
I think of you
watching TV
in your creaky chair,
chin parked on your chest,
"... not sleeping,
just resting
my eyes for a minute ..."

or with brows furrowed,
chasing an errant whisker
through the foamy white
on the stranger
in the mirror,
or your gnarly hands
working leather
and the amazing precision
of the intricate designs,
considering the size
of your hands,
or you
secretly watching me
from across the room,
and me
secretly catching you
secretly watching me,
or your gentle touch
when you pass my chair,
just because you're glad
I'm here.
Love is measured
in so many little minutes.
It's important
we not miss them,
for who knows,
life might be
metered in hours.
It isn't really about
the nickels,
but it would be fun
to see
the almighty
pile of coins.

(from the book, "Anatomy of a Poet", by CJ Heck)

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


CJ Heck said...

Jan Hoffman (from Facebook page)
‎1) CJ, I tried to post this ON your blog but it kept asking for a Profile.
2) I observed this behavior (& then some) in my parents (47 yrs) & my Grandparents (60+ yrs)! Maybe that's why I'm not "attached" to anyone - -I had good examples of GOOD relationships & if I can't have that ~ ~ I'll stay single.

CJ Heck said...

Jan, that's okay. I can cut and paste it there for you. Love will find you, sweet lady. Everything is exactly as it should be and when you are ready, love will find you. Trust.