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Imaginings – by Lynn Carol Cohen

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 by in September 2017 |

“Only the imagination is real.”
—William Carlos Williams

“A Boy’s Will is the Wind’s Will.
And the Thoughts of Youth are Long. Long Thoughts.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I remember my motor boat
over fifty years ago,
where we made love among
the cadences of the quiet waves.
I lived in fantasy:
confused sex with love;
lust for forever.
And although I know
I cannot control the passing moments,
I do not mourn my gone days,
dead lovers, husband and cousins.
I can live in the present
as my grandson turns six,
his lips open like a rosebud in spring
with the wonder of the season.

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