A Poem by Melanie Genevieve

my current 7 month long distance relationship (work in progress)

You once told me
Out there when they shut the light
Never had you seen so many stars
In the expanse of night

My hair is in Oklahoma
Sometimes I imagine your pulse
Working through the strands
Sending Morse code messages back to me

My lips are on envelopes
Memory stain, stamped red with bright lipstick
When there are no letters
Nights are years
Memories are stars

Let me be your night sky

© 2014 Melanie Genevieve

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that was really good :) :) :) it is very descriptive and i am able to see everything in my head :) great job :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Thanks so much for sharing this is really great. "When there are no letters/nights are years/memories are stars" amazing

Posted 10 Years Ago

Ugh I have a year of distance relationship myself to look forward to. Tough. Good writing summing.up the ultimate relationship test!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Melanie, this was beautiful. It really touched my heart. Long distance relationships take a lot of work, but you do always have that night sky as a connection. Very nicely penned.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Such vivid imagery...the longing is palpable. Well penned!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Incredible imagery...I love the morse-code bit in the second stanza especially, and the last line which summed it up perfectly...great work :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Simply splendid, enjoyed the read and thanks for sharing

Posted 10 Years Ago

beautiful poem....and it captures the feeling and longing of a long distance relationship so well..

and especially reminds me of a couple old long distance ones i had...when we actually wrote letters..and when hers had the scent of her on it..

now it's emails...texts...but the missing is still there just as strong.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on March 4, 2014
Last Updated on March 25, 2014
Tags: hair, relationship, love, long distance, long-distance, current, strands


Melanie Genevieve
Melanie Genevieve

Freeport, NY

I used to keep my poetry private until my good friend Shabad encouraged me to read a poem (Curiosity) out loud at Sip This Cafe in Valley Stream. Since then I decided to make my writing public and ge.. more..


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