The Poetry Bar

Love’s Timeline

one glance
i was shaken
to my core

years together
i was safe
with you here

a bad decision
i was destroyed
without you near

missing your lips
i was ashamed
in my being

another glance
i was open
to try again

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at or follow her on Facebook, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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