I Knew A Woman

Poem By Theodore Roethke

I miss you, the next time I see you can I hold your hand?
It makes it easier, b/c against the world is where we stand
But against the wall is where I want you to be
The friction, adrenaline, my breathe all you'll be able to see
It's cold so hold me tight, press against me softly
Whisper my name, call it gently
As if it's a secret you can't bare anyone else to keep
Place your hand within my chest, nice and deep
Feel my beating heart? It beats for you yet
It's been running in circles since the first time we met
My eyes were caught by your presence, that biting lip
You remind me of a cup of coffee, I need a sip
When I wake up, during the day, and before I sleep
I just want long hot sips, if I don't get them I might just weep
I like my coffee warm and sugary, with a little kick
Something toasty would surely do the trick
There's nothing warmer than your hugs
I get to breathe your scent into my lungs
The smell of strawberries and pumpkin spice
I'd have to say it's my worst vice
I could never get enough of you, you make me feel safe
Just like coffee, I'm Mexican drinking it's a part of our race
For me since birth it's always been there
Like the space and air we share
Let's make that space a little smaller
The world is vast but sometimes I need an enclosure
A natural habitat to come to so I can be loved and caressed
I want us to be like two birds in a tiny nest
Cherping and making noise
No humans could understand us but I hear your voice
Cheep, cheep, "I love you"
Cheep, cheep, "I love you too"
They say that birds of a feather
Flock together 💙

Comments about I Knew A Woman

Jeremy can I be frank with you I don’t like this poem. Sincerely, Rod Schecter.
OK I have to be honset I saw The Crow had visited this one but it's worth the rave.I seldom read long poems but this one kept me interested :) good poem

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