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  • Gary Hunter

Old Lovers Hum - April 16, 2024

with all those popular songs of magical new love

or ones of their breakups and makeups


why we don’t hear ballads of affection

that have lasted thirty  forty  fifty years?


because old lovers hum     

to a track without words

or a melody to follow


as if two tuning forks could make us

smile and bob our heads to a beat

or tap our feet to a vibration


their music lives within the breath


sung the way you’d murmur

a secret into a familiar ear


warm and almost touching

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