UNSPOKEN EXCHANGES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

her body
            for my heart
access
            for my freedom
her heart
            for my soul
her fear
            for my hunger
security
            for need 

unspoken exchanges
trading for love
bargaining for life
the invisible fine print
in the contract of marriage 

the dreams and the promises
veiling the truth with romance
“there is no forever”
just an endless string of days
hung like pearls on a necklace
where two hearts make the choice
for each other, again and again
no guarantees, no warrantees, no control 

unspoken exchanges
foundations for a life together 

Copyright © 2017  Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

10 Comments to “UNSPOKEN EXCHANGES”

  1. Interesting structure…

    I like the last stanza. Leave’s a nice stamp on it.

  2. Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  3. “just an endless string of days
    hung like pearls on a necklace
    where two hearts make the choice
    for each other, again and again”

    Wow!

  4. This is beautiful and so aptly put. Anyone can leave a marriage, but do you have the courage and strength of character to stay? And I too, love the line ‘just an endless string of days hung like pearls on a necklace. Beautiful Chuck!

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