Love Portrait at Sixty-five by Peggy Heitmann

Dreaming, always dreaming
of shimmering turquoise ocean waves
sparkling at dusk,
singing to me, to us: rush-sush, rush-sush.
Hear our wedding song?
Sensual sea spray leans in to kiss the sand.
Even as night envelops us,
I reach into the heavens
pull a star from the bowl of scintillating darkness
write my name and yours in golden letters
and fling it back into the sky.

Peggy Heitmann has published poems and forthcoming in Remington Review, Months to Years, Last Leaves, and The Impostor, among others. She considers herself both word & visual artist, and a medium. Peggy lives in Raleigh, NC area with her husband and two cats.

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