poem of the day: He marked the page with a match by Vera Pavlova

He marked the page with a match 

Vera Pavlova (link)

He marked the page with a match
and fell asleep in mid-kiss,
while I, a queen bee
in a disturbed hive, stay up and buzz:
half a kingdom for a honey drop,
half a lifetime for a tender word!
His face, half turned.
Half past midnight. Half past one.
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One thought on “poem of the day: He marked the page with a match by Vera Pavlova

  1. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    This is one of my favorites despite the sadness. Thanks.

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