Love Language.

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She always wants to love
in small sane ways.
But as soon as she listens to
her heart, it lies in the open
mouth passionate kiss of
spring and rebirth.

She writes in the third person
to avoid the intimate tone.
But “I” slips in every time
I try to hide out
in metaphors, but come out
before the count of ten.

I always want to keep
at least part of myself
for me, to be reasonable
and clear headed.
To write the visible life
but remain invisible.

Instead my love is a wild
iris overgrown. My soul
meant to maintain clarity,
gets drunk on the elixir,
refuses to be tamed.
I try to mute my love
but the clasp won’t
stay closed.
My pen refuses
to still.

My love becomes large,
all encompassing, piercing,
a festering longing, a sea
of stuttering syntax.

She wants to love
in small, sane ways,
court reason without
gestures or signs, to write
with nothing to decipher,
but her heart lies every time.

-Tosha Michelle

My cover of “Time After Time”

Listen to Time After Time (a bit raw) by Tosha Michelle 2020 #np on #SoundCloud

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79 thoughts on “Love Language.

  1. Omg this amazing!!!

    And this:
    She writes in the third person
    to avoid the intimate tone.
    But β€œI” slips in every time
    Always this, for me too!!!!

    Magnificent, Tosha. ❀

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  2. Chester

    I love this piece, maybe it’s because of the style, or the fact that it explores some of my favorite themes. But, I should probably just quit analyzing and absorb it once more.

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  3. Beautiful write, as always! Your words are like personal triggers to my life, oh god! Really, is there anything sane about love? Please let me know if there is, I’ve been looking for it, my sanity that is. Enjoy the rest of your Friday. ~ Mia ❀

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  4. Elizabeth Helmich

    You know I’m right there with you on this one, but my wild iris goes to those rave nightclubs sometimes…you are much more ladylike in your sexy restraint. Dive in lady, we’ll all be here to catch you. You’d never, ever fall.

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  5. Tosha, do you play the piano too! Such a talented young woman you are! πŸ˜‰ ❀
    Peace,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel β€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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  6. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Another beautiful poem, image and the gift of song from Tosha Michelle! We are truly blessed today! πŸ˜‰ ❀
    Peace, love & the love that grows from intimacy to best friend for all,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel β€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can watch it on her Home page:
    https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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