Poem: “Being in Love” by Chungmi Kim

This is how I feel today…whew!


Being in Love

 by Chungmi Kim

Awakened from a dream, I curl up

and turn. The roses on the dresser

smile and your words bloom.

The red roses for Valentine’s Day.

Like in a film

thoughts of you unfold

moment by moment.

I vaguely hear

the sound of your spoon scooping cereal

the water stream in the shower

the buzzing noise of your electric razor

like a singing of cicada.

Your footsteps in and out of the bedroom.

Your lips touching my cheek lightly.

And the sound of the door shutting.

In your light

I fall asleep again under the warm quilt

happily like a child.

Upon waking

on the kitchen counter I find a half

grapefruit carefully cut and sectioned.

Such a loving touch is a milestone

For my newly found happiness. 


“Being in Love” by Chungmi Kim, from Glacier Lily. © Red Hen Press, 2004


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