Smoldering – A Valentine For Young Lovers

Watching her walk across the room
in tight corduroy shorts;
the cords moving
against one another

is like flint striking rock
creating sparks
which make you smolder all day
for you are the wood

You smile, knowing
she too will be warm this day;
a laundry iron left on out of habit
unable to pull the plug from its socket.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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4 Responses to Smoldering – A Valentine For Young Lovers

  1. Wow! And I certainly remember the Troggs…

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  2. beetleypete says:

    Good memories, Frank!
    (Reg Presley of The Troggs wrote the song ‘Love Is All Around’. When it was used in the film ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’, it became a worldwide hit, and earned him a fortune!)
    “I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…”
    Best wishes, Pete.

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