Life, Love, Poetry, Spirituality

don’t say a word


February 19, 2023: This poem was inspired by the beautiful love song at the bottom of the post.

The love song was originally sent to me on January 12, 2019, and I wrote the poem the following day January 13, 2019; it remained hidden for four years and five weeks. I published it on February 19, 2023.


don’t say a word

© 2019 punkie


don’t say a word

be still.

listen to my heart beat
in the living space
between us.

hear my breath: the
whisper of scotch pine
in a summer breeze.

feel me soft and warm
against your skin.

fill the silence
with nothing
but longing,
you, and

don’t say a word.
just listen and
be still.


© 2019 Susan Macaulay . I invite you to share my poetry and posts widely, but please do not reprint, reblog or copy and paste them in their entirety without my permission. Thank you.


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