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Love, Coffee, Tennis, Desire

Tiny Love Poems from Cafes to Courts

by John Oakley McElhenney


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Continuing to attempt the perfect love poem, John McElhenney reaches inside in bursts of brilliance and pain. This single dad is still recovering from the greatest loss of his life and trying to makes sense of the new world. Enjoy this collection of poems that continues his journey started with Impossible Love Poems. Sometimes the sense of story is as powerful as the language and cadence of these epiphanies. Ever grasping for the perfect word, the attempt at articulation, these poems will bring you smiles, tears, and heart connections with the poet.

One example of the closest I've come to crafting a tiny love poem.

it is simple

and nothing

a poem

about loving someone

you, in particular

but it is something

a nudge

a prayer and promise

in the direction



a song

a dance

a time we share


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