NaPoWriMo Day 27

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Today’s prompt is to write a duplex.

Holding hands in the coffee shop
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Holding Hands in Starbucks

my mother doesn’t approve of public displays of affection
we each have one hand free to hold our lattes

holding my latte in my free hand
i take a sip, letting my eyes communicate the longing in my heart

his eyes reveal his opposition to my proposal
he is uneager to curtail his freedom

while i eagerly offer to trade my autonomy
for the new role I desire

the new role has benefits for both of us
our love will expand to encompass it

his love expands to grant my wish of maternity
my tears of joy express my gratitude

he accurately reads my tears and squeezes my hand
my mother doesn’t approve of public displays of affection

by ARHuelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

7 responses »

  1. Your poem is so cinematic, I felt like I was there, on the next table, glimpsing the handholding in Starbucks, listening in to the conversation. I like the way you built up to the crux of the matter:
    ‘his love expands to grant my wish of maternity
    my tears of joy express my gratitude’.
    Beautifully done!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is beautiful. Like Kim said above–so cinematic. So much is captured in these 14 lines. Beautifully expressed. Witnessing the blossoming of love is magical. Thank you for this.

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