The Safe Word

Every couple needs a safe word
only to be used to say Stop!
Because things have become too intense
or too painful potential or otherwise

Our safe word agreed upon
by us both was Love!
I suppose she was tough or
strong or able to take it all

Because in all of our times together
she never once said the word Love!

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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