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Poem: I love you

  • Author: Kelsey Aho
    | Opinion
  • Updated: April 1
  • Published April 1

I worried a lot. Will friendships fade, will this new town

get to know me, will dating proceed as planned, and if not how shall

I cope with it?


Did root vegetables freeze, will ice preclude deer from browse,

can the nasturtium seeds reach maturation?


Will I ever be able to share a smile, even folks

in the midst of last winter could do it and I am, now,

hopeless.


Is my vibrance fading or am I just imagining it,

am I going to get lonely,

stressed, have an afternoon drink?


Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.

and gave it up. And gathered stamps and paper

and picked up a brush

and painted ‘I love you’s.

Kelsey Aho

Juneau

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