Prompt #63 “Natsukashi”


Natsukashi is a sudden euphoric nostalgia , triggered by experiencing something for the first time in years.

It took me several weeks

A friendly banter

Not much more

Colleagues engaged in a common task.

I wasn’t looking

I wasn’t seeking

Anything other

Than a companion

A like-minded person

To collaborate with.

We did so


Over several weeks,

But when it finished

We couldn’t let go.

Inside me both a voice cried out

Hang on.

Then it hit me

I couldn’t live a day without you.

Your words thrilled me

Your humour warmed me

Those initial hugs

Tentative good nights


Evolved into what I have missed so long.

I’d forgotten the joy

The want

The need

The contact

Person to person.

My past had ripped intimacy from me

Made me impotent

Long now resigned to loneliness.

Now I have hope

A life

A future.

I am a teenager again

Floating, carefree as I once did,

But this time

With purpose,



Where once I lived in a void

I am now enthralled



As tomorrow draws ever closer.


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19 Responses to Prompt #63 “Natsukashi”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful Michael I couldn’t be happier for you!

  2. Gabriella says:

    Great feelings and happiness in your poem. I feel happy for you too, Michael.

  3. Lyn says:

    Happiness from the ground up! Wonderful Michael 🙂

  4. So full of excitement like a young boy once more and his first new love. This builds as I read, just as your feelings obviously are. Smiles widely.

  5. arushiahuja says:

    im not sure if my previous comment posted or not… its not showing due some connectivity issues… i really loved this michael.. i am so happy for you… the feeling of love is beyond words… i think this Japenese words hence does it justice… best of luck!! 🙂

  6. Wonderful!! 🙂 🙂

  7. JackieP says:

    Such a wonderful, loving poem Michael. Whoever she is, she is a lucky woman. 🙂

  8. RoSy says:

    SO happy for you Michael.:)

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