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Tiny Ways To Fall In Love
07Jun2017
article by
S.L.
Poem
4

We are all seeing fireflies for the first time
when we listen to the way a stranger’s voice
turns to song when they speak. Think about 
how we all have a favorite pair of pants 
we buy more than one of and re-wear
before washing to avoid the others that 
don’t make our butt look as good. Watch 
for the part of the movie that isn’t really 
all that funny but makes joy run from 
their eyes. Plant flowers the rain won’t promise 
to water with your little sister. Notice how 
she braids her hair over and over again 
when she gets bored or the way the girl 
at the bar loves telling people the meaning 
behind her tattoo when they ask. 


4 responses to “Tiny Ways To Fall In Love”

  1. Jim Lally says:

    There are so many good poets on lexpomo that, even if you spend hours perusing, many go unnoticed. Happened to catch late night posting of “Tiny…” and immediately read all your entries. Hope I can live to 120 so I can read your poems for the next 50 years, watch you win the Natioal Book Award.
    YEAH to good poetry.

  2. Amy Cunningham says:

    Concrete. Great job!

  3. Melva Sue Priddy says:

    “Tiny Ways…” of title pulled me in.

  4. oh! I love this poem. brilliant.

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