Something Different

Something new. I’m re-imagining how I treat my words, old and new. I’m going to be imaging my poetry and posting them to Instagram. I’m starting with some older stuff that originally appeared here and adding new items as the come up. I’m planning on putting the images here are well, but I could use the likes and follows over on Instagram.

So, if it pleases you I can be found at:  https://www.instagram.com/gavinbennett1970/

Hope everyone enjoys…

/G

 

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if anyone knows my name
when my days are done
I hope it is you,
you’re the one that means
the most to me

when my time comes
let me put my hand in yours
let me put my head on your chest
and let me hear your strong heartbeat
as I take my last breath
and sigh your name one last time

… glb

empty silences

Let us fill the empty silences
With words of hope and wonder
With wishes for peace and laughter
With words of learning and wisdom
With deeds of hand-holding and kissing
With words of truth and trust
With feelings of empathy and gratitude
With promises of devotion and love
If we can put forth these things
We can make our way in this world

…GLB

I Am Smiling

I am smiling
I am thinking of you
Your smile
Your laugh
The gleam in your eyes
When you look at me
That way

I am smiling
I am thinking of kissing you
Of holding your hand
Hugging you
And being hugged back

I am smiling
I am thinking of your shower cap
Water running down your face

I am smiling
I am imagining
You holding Sadie “against her will”
Prudence on her pillow

I am smiling
Because all these things
Are precious to me
And I love them all

… GLB

TJ

i am in love with a beautiful, complicated woman. knowing her is to know truth and compassion. she is fast friends to the world. her laugh launches a thousand smiles. she will go to the ends of the world for you long as you go with her. her love of beautiful things is equal to her love of beautiful places. don’t get between her and chocolate or her favorite rosé. vegas is always a good idea. kittens rule the house. eat whatever she cooks for you, it’s always delicious. she is loyal where loyalty is warranted. she is the kindest soul in a crazy world. spend some time with her and you will love her too.

… glb

you are

you are in my periphery
you are my focus
you are always where i look
you are inside my eye lid
… wrapped around my optic nerve
you are everywhere, evident in everything
you are just below the horizon, and when you rise
… sparks scream across the morning sky
you are the perfect ending to the perfect love story
you are the dark spaces between the stars
you are also the stars
you are sriracha on my tongue
you quench my thirst like the coldest water
you make my mouth burn, with that over the shoulder glance
you are insomnia with the best best dreams
you are original
you are my heart
you are a steady beat
you are the dirtiest guitar solo
you are the gulp of air going off the high dive
you are the plunge
you are slow motion at a break neck pace
you are temptation quenched
you are home
you are in our bed
you are in my arms
you take me to places i never imagined
you are answers to riddles
you are a Bon Jovi concert every night for the rest of my life
you are front row seats

you are
so i am

… glb