It is Because

It is Because

by Shane Manier


It is because…

The howl and the hunger are in the lips.
As if –
They were made of magnets.

These days the rain doesn’t feel as gentle,
These days the pavement doesn’t hold the warm cradle,
Of a million people –
All longing for love.

It is because…
When it happens now, it’s magic.
We all live hardened on skyscraper edges,
Reside –
In the cities of struggling tides.
There is no time…
For love.

It is because…
You are here.
And I do not know where
You will be tomorrow.

It is because we live
For moments
Like this.
One kiss… to remember
We are human.

– refers to the line “But WE should be kissing” in the poem Ritz Films for Two by Marion Deutshe Cohen

  1. Shane . . you have a new fan. . .me! Thank you for this poem!!!

  2. Jeanette Gallagher

    Magnificent! I am touched by your wonderful poem. Thanks, Shane.

  3. Thank you everyone, it means a lot to me. I really enjoy this site! 🙂

  4. Great work! I want more.

  5. Rosalyn Marhatta

    Very poignant. I love the last line especially.

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