the edges of myself

words, words, words

i want to enjoy every moment of you–

never move into a place where who you are

is anything less than perfectly beautiful.

i want to know you like the back of my hand.

i’m beginning to know you like the back of my hand.


the space between us creates a distinct

and enduring pattern– one in which i see

increasing details forming– lines and shapes

that are perfectly familiar and entirely new.


i compose symphonies for you in my head

see your face in faces i’ve never seen before

it is your presence i feel next to me–

when i realize i’m not alone.

though i feel perfectly at home without you

i know you can only bring me closer to the

home i’ve imagined– had glimpses of


i see and appreciate the beauty surrounding me

but feel no need to touch it– its particular flavor

holding no interest for me in this moment–

being so consumed with yours–

i can taste it with my eyes and

hear it it my heart.


you are the inspiration for my sonnet–

the reason my words dare to sing.

you are the undertone, the current–

your love

eclipses everything.


5 thoughts on “like the back of my hand

  1. PÖ3TIC says:

    Sounds like you have quite an amazing muse! I was nodding my head yes at every line, relating so easily as if I was reading my own thoughts on my own situation. Excellent poem!

    1. mandycregan says:

      My muse is indeed amazing. and the funny thing is i’ve thought the same exact thing about some of your poetry. thank you so much for reading.

      1. PÖ3TIC says:

        It was truly my pleasure! Maybe there is a universality to having a muse, the feelings one gets and the inspiration that comes out of it is probably very very similar for everyone on some level.

      2. mandycregan says:

        exactly! funny, i was just about to write more to you– and universality is exactly the word i was going to use. it’s amazing to have that universality affirmed by another– always good to know that my words (which to me are incredibly specific) are reaching others in a larger context.

      3. PÖ3TIC says:

        It’s surprising yet not so hard to believe given the nature of online connections these days. I would have laughed at anyone who said I’d find love in the virtual world 5 years ago but I see it so much today that it’s almost common place. It is always nice to see that I’m not alone in my situation, even though everyone’s is unique there are a lot of similarities and that gives me some comfort, especially when I hear the success stories!

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