Poetry Map of Scotland, poem no. 150: Cairnsmore

Cairnsmore’s love story

Like lovers who come together
with desperate longing,
tectonic plates collided in orgasms
of crashing waves, turning
world and ocean upside down.

Passions ignited, blood heated
fierce in the veins.
Fires quenched, love cooled,
held fast in an icy grip, blizzards
blind lovers to core-deep truths:

ice moves, smoothes harsh corners;
hearts, toughened, beat stronger.


Mary Smith
from Thousands Pass Here Every Day (Indigo Dreams)

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