Brian Oliveri

Hidden Replacement Friend

I had written a large book of poetry that of which I have narrowed down to 175 poems.






Meeting careers chasing school
two lone hearts, searching lovers pool
dating ritual lasting weeks
during outings, homebound kissing cheeks
full bloom, months down the road
loving bedroom ignition, sparks explode
gradually knowing, sentence finishing
intense understandings, clues diminishing
eyes of interest, separate lives
husband wonders about, separate wives
wife true to heart, mysterious man
lovers head time, together scan
subtle passes, secretary attraction
secretary secret desires distraction
double life singular in existence
pushing black heart envelope persistence
rendezvous destination secret place
wife's mindful image, lovers new face
family early creation, turn back never
hiding dual characters, thoughtless and clever

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