soft blooms

Poem 0161: re-bloom

It’s not that love disappeared.soft blooms
Not even close.
It’s that there has been a fresh
Blossoming of that delightful
Sensation and desire in me.

A kind of open-heart surgery
Where I am both the physician
And the patient.

The object of my re-bloomed love?
It is both you
And the me that I had drowned
In the sea of daily life
Coming back to the surface and taking in that
Full, gasping
Breath of life.

~ by Stan Stewart
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