Old Lovers Meet

We hug, for a moment
catch each other’s hand,
remembering the cadence
of shared dances.

We speak of children,
grandchildren, spouses.
But our eyes see butterflies
with battered wings
and transience
before the rain.

– Sarah Russell
for Poets United “bittersweet” prompt
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18 thoughts on “Old Lovers Meet

  1. “see butterflies with battered wings and transience before the rain”
    is a great closing line.

    How true on the only being about to see those things when old lovers meet.
    Our context colors everything.

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