Feelings She Wrote (Poem repost)

“If you open this book only
half as much as you
think of me
You’ll be perfect by the time
your next birthday comes
around,
Love…”

If only I had understood the deepness
of signing love to a note,
but no less to feel
the feelings she wrote
(Feelings She Wrote, © Steven S. Walsky, 1976.)

A poem was born on October 4, 2005 (Repost)

Prior to stopping at a restaurant on October 4, 2005, during a long drive to Baltimore, I had received a phone call. During the phone call, the caller said that someone had just told him about a woman whom I had not seen for 28 years. For the next 100+ miles to the restaurant, my mind was fixed on a specific 1975 photograph of the woman; a photograph that resided in an old album sequestered to a storage closet shelf. …thus, as I sat in the restaurant on October 4, 2005, a poem was born.

during their logomachy (Flash Fiction)

This 74 word flash fiction uses odd words from the Oxford Dictionarie.

During their logomachy, she looked deasil across the sky and had a cacoethes. However, the cerulean reminded her that his mental wonderings were fugacious. She also reminded herself that his love was not Barmecide. Looking at the etui in her hand she knew, as evidenced by this thoughtful gift, that her opsimath lover was becoming less superbious. Giving him a hug, she whispered “Let’s not let any pother make our love vagarious.” They kissed.
(during their logomachy. © Steven S Walsky, December 2018.)

Odd Words from the Oxford Dictionarie
Barmecide: illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing.
cacoethes: an urge to do something inadvisable.
cerulean: deep sky blue.
deasil: clockwise or in the direction of the sun’s course.
etui: a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles.
fugacious: transient or fleeting.
logomachy: an argument about words.
opsimath: a person who begins to learn or study late in life.
pother: a commotion or fuss.
superbious: proud and overbearing.
vagarious: erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction.