The Verdant Heart

We all grow nostalgic of a simpler past, of when life was not as complicated. I am a bit nostalgic of my childhood when I didn’t have the pressing concerns and anxieties and responsibilities of adulthood. An angle on this nostalgia is that women sometimes are nostalgic about their virginal past, life before sex complicated living. A good example of this nostalgia is allegorized in the following poem by Kelli Alexander. Enjoy.


As I slept
The gentle press of his lips
Upon my forehead

Youthful affections
Unsophisticated, unsullied
The days when we were green
Long before jaded

A precious indiscretion
Locked in the treasure chest
Of my heart

The remembrance of which
Causes an ache
A little pang of loss
Of the long distant smitten

A little twinge of desire
To again be a girl unassuming
Untried, unguarded

To once more garner
The cherished honor
Of virtuous affections

Of gentle kisses
From a verdant heart

© June 2017- Kelli Alexander


About Rumrazor

Just a malcontent surviving in Los Angeles, working the news, writing the poetry, making the films.
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