Double – edged

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.”

– Sophocles

“Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.” – Diane Ackerman




It is that soft

Underbelly tenderness

Of a first kiss

That first exploration

Of the one who made

My respirations shallow

My heart skips a beat

It is the sharp edges of

Each parting

The tearing of


The bottomless

Vacuum of






About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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23 Responses to Double – edged

  1. cjm76 says:

    I haven’t felt that for a long time, but you took me back to how amazing it feels xoxo

    • leamuse says:

      Ah, yes. I know those pangs of starvation… xoxo

      You must be awfully busy as I haven’t seen a post in quite awhile! I hope you are well? xoxo

  2. Can’t seem to have one without the other…but we keep trying!

  3. Peaches and cream; as Cynthia said we cant seem to have one without the other. Two opposite feelings just beautifully and powerfully described. This is a fabulous poem,one of those with few words that say much!
    Love xxx

  4. Some almost too sharp to bear, but we bear them nonetheless! xxx

  5. beckarooney says:

    This was intoxicating! It took me right back to my first kiss, and first heartache of course. “Love is never without pain” excellent poem Lea 🙂 xx

  6. Beautiful Lea, I remember those days as a young thing where you felt every vibe. From the most intense to the heart break of being dumped. Love your take on it.

  7. claudia says:

    ah it is double edged… the intimacy and joy of falling in love…and then that bottomless vacuum when we have to part… it’s still worth it…over and over again

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