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· Bliss: A Marriage Proposal for Charles Stephen Hughes

· From Particles & Disputations: Writings for Jeff, a book of hours


Short Stories
· Attack of the Oil-Based Enamel Black Paint

· Trama Sintesi: Shishi e Demfelas

· Deliver Us, O Lord


Articles
· Hughes-Luing Wedding Vows


Poetry
· Time Becomes Easy

· Designing Us

· My Music Man

· Sixth Anniversary

· Quantum Theology

· Location Unknown

· Toiletries

· Simplicity

· at a loss

· Bliss

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· IR Review of Bliss: A Marriage Proposal for Charles Stephen Hughes

· A Letter In Support of Marriage Equality

· Review: From Particles and Disputations: Writings for Jeff

· AIDS: Partner Pushes To Remember Those Lost

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  The Satisfaction of Years
by Philip D. Hughes-Luing
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Romance for those whose bloom of youth is a bit faded.


These days I offer you
spindly legs, blotched skin
and a belly that pops out
like a little balloon
every time I eat a meal
You offer me love handles
and a sprouting of white whiskers
Yet even as with age
our physiques decline, our love
grows ever more vigorous

Yours is the only body
I can hold at night and know
there is always a purpose
for the day. Only the touch
of your skin brings serenity
to my sleep, promises refuge
no matter what new challenges
might arise with the sun. Only
the warm wafting of your breath
into the shared air of our night
brings reverie to my dreams
 

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Reviewed by Regis Schilken
Great thoughts.

I've had the pleasure of sharing for 47 years now.

Rege
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