until the sun by Jeff Flesch

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until the sun

by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor
site: https://jeffflesch.com/

I stand in line to buy lemons and limes
while reminiscing on the
times

enthralled and divined
while feelings keep coming up

I’ve tried to stop.

yet
they keep marching towards the top

life is like that
sometimes

we walk and talk and make love until the sun comes up

while basking in the glory of the known
and unknown

and everything in between the things we’ve been
shown

@Jeff Flesch

Jeff grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he works in
Educational Leadership. Jeff’s interests and passions include personal and professional
development, developing new ways to increase access to higher education, and creating
inspiration, transformation, and more equity throughout society. You can read more of
Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Books:
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

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  1. Wonderful piece, Jeff. Amazing as always.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dear Grace. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. 💞

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      1. I sure did. My pleasure.💕

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  2. Timothy Price dice:

    Lovely, poem, Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Tim.

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  3. abvr dice:

    🍋🍈I stand in line to buy lemons and limesI stand in line to buy lemons and limes
    while reminiscing on the
    times
    while reminiscing on the
    times🍈🍋

    Oh my word, this is amazing with one stroke of the pen the poet adresses a myriad of faces, painted in different times and places.
    It speaks to each one of us, we’ve done this, some us are still standing in line to buy.

    Gorgeous Jeff ♥♥
    Standing on the shoreline
    Doing all of that
    Feeling
    The ebb and tide of life
    Waiting to buy the lemon and the lime…

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      A gorgeous reflection, dear Abi. ♥️♥️ I’m always so honored and humbled to read your wonderful words. You’ve made my day. Thank you so much, my dear. ♥️♥️

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      1. abvr dice:

        You are welcome Jeff ♥♥
        Sleep sweetly

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  4. That is truly a well written poem, Jeff!😊Amazing piece🌠

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Jan! I’m honored. ✨✨

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  5. Funniest darn thing Jeff but when you have a link to the longer poem I can leave comments.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Hmmm, I’ve looked into that, and am not sure what is happening. Are you still unable to leave comments on my site, Chris?

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      1. I think it is okay Jeff. Must be my techie acumen

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  6. Sadje dice:

    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re welcome

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  7. A great poem of life giving us limes and lemons Jeff.. the rest is up to us! 💖 nicely done my friend!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you for your wonderful reflection and acknowledgement, Cindy! 💖💖 It’s super meaningful to me.

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      1. 💖 YOU 💖 are most welcome Jeff!
        I’m so glad to hear that!!! 💖💖💖🙏

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  8. Ingrid dice:

    Wonderful, Jeff – well done! 🤩

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid! ☺️

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  9. Beautifully sculpted, Jeff, from lemons and limes you have formed a life with love and nostalgia, memories and future and all those hidden things yet left to see.You find poetry everywhere and express is so freely… with gratitude!🤗❤️🦋🌹

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, thank you so much for your beautiful reflection and acknowledgment, Karima. You always get me, and I’m so honored and grateful that you do. ❤️🤗🦋🌹

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  10. Michele Lee dice:

    A poet’s mind never stops! Stolen moments at market beautifully captured and described. 🍋🍋 Lovely imagery and tone, Jeff. (please put in a request for that lime emoji) 😆🌳

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Ah! A poets mind is always going, isn’t it, Michele. How true! Thank you for the lovely reflection and acknowledgment, and reminder about the lime emoji! Haha! 🤣💖🌳

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      1. Michele Lee dice:

        You are welcome, Jeff. Yes, it is, and a lack of limes is limiting our locution! 😆

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      2. Jeff Flesch dice:

        Hahaha! Exactly! (Insert many lime emojis here) 😂😂😂

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  11. beth dice:

    the lemons and limes!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Yes! Thank you so much, Beth.

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  12. K.Hartless dice:

    Love the carpe diem of the piece. Bright and citrus promise. Thank for sharing.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I adore your reflection, K. The promise of citrus is alluring, and lovely. Thank you so much. 💜

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      1. K.Hartless dice:

        You’re most welcome. Hope you found the zest you we’re looking for. 💜

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  13. Dee Min dice:

    Congrats on another beautiful piece of art Jeff. Worthy of being published. Congrats on that too. Cheers

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Dee. You are so kind! I appreciate you.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you for the share, Ned.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Dominic!!

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      1. My pleasure Jeff!

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  14. Congratulations, Jeff! When life gives lemons, we do what we do but standing in line to buy them takes on a whole new meaning! ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Ah! That’s the best reflection ever! Thank you so much, dear Punam! ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Latoya.

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  15. How true my friend. Every day comes with surprises. A reflective poem, Jeff. Beautiful.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Indeed, each day does, doesn’t it. So fun, Thank you so much, Shobana.

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      1. You are welcome, Jeff.

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  16. jonicaggiano dice:

    Beautiful Jeff, funny where our minds tarry and the thoughts that come a calling. Congratulations!! Blessings to you, Hugs Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      It is interesting to watch the mind wander, and then collect! Thank you so much, Joni. Blessings to you too, and big hugs. ❤️🤗

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        It is entirely my pleasure to read your lovely work. Big hugs 🤗 🦋❤️🦋😘

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  17. Jane Aguiar dice:

    Wonderful poem, Jeff!🍋
    Congratulations my friend ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dear Jane! ❤️🍋

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      1. Jane Aguiar dice:

        You are welcome, dear Jeff. ❤️

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  18. Wow, this is beautiful

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Zaynab.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, LA.

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  19. This is such a stunning exquisite poetic description of being here fully alive on this planet, truly awake to the beauty of the experience- oscillating between the unknown & known, chosen & unchosen, loved & unloved, and yet so fully graciously accepted and appreciated.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Isn’t this life just full of these paradoxes, which are and are not. Ahhh, it’s so glorious to share in this understanding with you, Pragalbha. Thank you so much for this gorgeous reflection. Honored.

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  20. Nice piece man! Awesome!

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  21. Mike U. dice:

    The imagery in that first stanza is so vivid. I can smell those lemons and limes, and I can picture myself standing in line at the check-out as old memories flood my mind. «Life is like that sometimes,» indeed. What a cool image, and the rest of the poem flows effortlessly. Well done, good sir. 🙂

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