“For Love of You” by Stephen Bett

Stephen Bett

FOR LOVE OF YOU

First time in my god
damn life my face
washed out
for another

Let it flood
yours for a
river to
itself

Step it up with
a spring

heal it out
faith full

all ways
to the sea

from Rattle #52, Summer 2016

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Stephen Bett: “I’ve been writing poems since age fifteen, over 60 years ago. I’ve published in a couple of hundred literary journals around the world, and have seventeen books in print internationally, and another three books coming out in the next two years.” (website)