Shane, this is a beautiful write... I love the beautiful tone of your writes, it's very unique as Frank puts it. This speaks to the heart...it is passionate and full of yearning with a tinge of sadness over love that is lost. I feel bad that I do not have a nomination left...as this would do well in the front page. I hope someone does nominate.
Dear Lu. all your verses are statement on their own. They are utterly unique -not imitating other's works.- But what is most striking about your works is the metaphors. You mix element together, so unusually and amazingly make them work. This by itself alone is the sign of a very creative and unique mind.