To Tracy on our 25th

I welcome your minute manipulations
how your simple glance causes me to rise
from my oak chair and ruminations
to fill your cup that has no more than a drop
of cold black coffee.

Grateful for your routine manipulations
of a mind muddied by past resentments,
the always blue dreams that defy explanation,
forcing my hand to stroke your lounging legs
on the way to the kitchen.

Blessed by these familiar manipulations
for it is not you that provokes a willing servitude
it is that space where our nearing breaths conspire
to spin motes of dust and sloughed off skin
displaced by a kiss and a hot cup of coffee.

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Devon Brock

Sun 4th Aug 2019 22:50

Glad you enjoyed the poem, Adam, and congrats on the longevity of your marriage as well. Takes a lot of work, but worth it.

D

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sun 4th Aug 2019 22:39

Happy 25th. We've made it to 28, 33 if you count all those years of sin. Anyway very touching, literally.

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Devon Brock

Sun 4th Aug 2019 22:09

A subtle choreography that only the dancers can understand.

D

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 4th Aug 2019 22:07

I read this with a wry smile, we are also nearing our 25th and revel in the minute manipulations. It's like a subtle, well practiced dance.

J. x

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Devon Brock

Sun 4th Aug 2019 21:51

Thanks for the comment, Cynthia. I wouldn't trade my time with her for the moon.

D

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Devon Brock

Sun 4th Aug 2019 21:50

Sorry to confuse you, Dorothy The wife and I are coming up to our 25th anniversary, and I was reflecting on how our love manipulates us in quiet ways, drags us out of ourselves and into the "us" moments.

D

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 4th Aug 2019 21:47

IMO, splendid, just splendid! If it is sarcasm, I've missed the intent entirely. 'minute manipulations' is a phrase to remember. It is so a part of 'living together', and happily too.

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Do.RoThY

Sun 4th Aug 2019 16:08

Is it sarcastic? Or i hv misread? 😮

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