Archive for June, 1979


Sunday, June 17th, 1979

So I can write about her once again…

Its been so long
since I’ve felt easy loving her
but now I see a way to love her
and still have my life.

It could be we’ll work it out
that our love will be strong enough.
I can feel love and freedom both, here.

So I say to you, my baby, … that I love you
very very much.

17 June 1979

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —

1979-06-18 Rose

Monday, June 18th, 1979


What can I say about this woman?
That she makes life special? Too trite.
That she is the only one
I’ve ever seen my soul mate in so clearly….

I can’t seem to say anything
I just remember her laughter
and how she held me when I left tonight
worried for my health
and not hassling me for my freedom or time.

How could I not love a woman that fine?

She was my wife once … mother of my seed.
Now she’s becoming more, … a mate.

18 June 1979

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Tuesday, June 19th, 1979

         Ten years I've loved this girl
         and I'm falling in love with her again.
         I'm beyond trying to understand
         what we are or what we'll be.
         Its just enough that life can hold this much for me;
         that I should love someone like Rose
         and that she could love someone like me.

         No mystery there of first time flesh, new skin to touch.
         No modesty or politeness, no measuring or comparing
         and yet, new.

         Each evolution of kindness is built
         on all that went before.
         Each caring, each easy assumption, each knowing...
         The appreciation of time and love's memories
         pressed in the squeeze of a hand.
         That happy glow just to join company.

         Its been so long since we've had pause to grow;
         divorce, lovers, bitter words,
         pain, growth, ...all unchangeable,
         all necessary for us to come here to this new love.

                                    19 Jun 1979

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —