Pre Loved

Many words for before

but pre gives us the chance

for the other, too.


We are all of us

pre loved. Loved before right  now.  Bruce Tuttle

in Miss Geriak’s kindergarten class

a sister named Hope

she needed some.

He was such a kind little boy

the eyes of shy

but he didn’t look away from Hope

and I loved him for his kindness

and he loved me too.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


    1. dear ed i wrote you twice and it vanished. i’d like to know where they are, but i don’t. they made a big impression on me so many years ago. glad you remembered them too. x

  1. Love this, Esther. You know my obsession with editing: Do you really need the first 3 lines? Either way, it’s lovely.

  2. What a wonderful talent you have, for telling your own experiences and observations; which in turn elicit personal memories for us.
    Thank you.

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