July Devotion – Poem by P Chatelain


July Devotion

photo cred: phillipe chatelain

These warm summer afternoons
I wish would last forever.
Laying here with you has been splendid,
And I really don’t want to leave.
Where are we?
I see trees in every direction,
But I know the skyscrapers are staring.
Roll down this hill with me.
Let’s kick up the dust of passion
And laugh all the way down.
Or maybe–
We could swim around
In this sea of green emotion.

How’s that sound?

When you pull away,
Your lips still glisten
For a moment in the sunlight.
Our laughs echo and turn heads.

How do we feel so isolated with
Sixteen million eyes fixed on us?

Tell Love,
We’re not looking for her anymore.
These clouds, the birds,
The sun, the moon, the grass,
They all see what we have.

We don’t need to know
What love is
To feel it.

Author: Mr. Phillipe

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He is a poet from New York City with a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.

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