Dissolvings

Dissolvings

A Poem by Michael R. Burch

Dissolvings
by Michael R. Burch

When I was closest to love, it did not seem
real at all, but a thing of such tenuous sweetness
it might dissolve in my mouth
like a lozenge of sugar.

When I held you in my arms, I did not feel
our lack of completeness,
knowing how easy it was
for us to cling to each other.

And there were nights when the clouds
sped across the moon’s face,
exposing such rarified brightness
we did not witness

so much as embrace
love’s human appearance.

Keywords/Tags: Sonnet, Love, Romance, Romantic, Relationship, Relationships, Tenuous, Insubstantial, Sugar Pill, Placebo, Dissolve, Dissolving, Distant, Distance, Lonely, Loneliness, Isolation, Cling, Clinging, Slight, Fragile, Delicate, Gossamer, Flimsy, Weak, Negligible, Shaky, Waver, Wavering, Hazy, Shadowy, Phantom, Moon, Ghostly

© 2020 Michael R. Burch


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Added on February 7, 2020
Last Updated on February 8, 2020
Tags: Love, Romance, Romantic, Relationship, Relationships, Tenuous, Insubstantial, Sugar Pill, Placebo, Dissolve, Dissolving, Distant, Distance, Lonely, Loneliness, Isolation, Cling, Clinging