September 9, 2014

Michael Cavanagh

CAVALIER

for Lynn

Just think of me whispering
A small, tender thing,

Or something quite beyond our limit,
But in an intimate ring.

Just think it, don’t say it.
Merely fold it into your mind.

A thing not fully possessed, perhaps,
But never left behind.

from Rattle #43, Spring 2014
Tribute to Love Poems

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Michael Cavanagh: “I am a retired English professor with a love and appreciation of my elegant wife Lynn, James Joyce, and cats.”