Poetry by Jeff Green

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As close as it can be

by cricketjeff on January 25, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

To dream of love and those you cannot touch
When distance stands between the ways you feel
The touch of words can often do so much
To make your tender loving be so real

When tender words are flowed onto a screen
Or fill the lines of poems read by night
You feel the touch of fingers quite unseen
Performing in the ways they know are right

Still sweeter can be love by telephone
But truly love is always in the mind
No lovers ever really are alone
Each other always in their hearts they find

I cannot be beside you in your bed
Much better I’m inside you in your head