In Two Phrase Story #45, hbhatnagar tells us, “The premise is simple. I provide one phrase every Thursday, an incomplete string of words, and it is up to you to complete it in your own, inimitable way. However you like, taking it in any direction you want.” This week’s phrase is “I felt my heart beat slower….. ”
My completed phrase is also a poem.
I felt my heart beat slower
the calm that enveloped me as strong as
the memory of racing in anticipation,
her embrace a true balm of contentment