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What type of romance hero is your favorite? A software mogul? A cursed werewolf? An alien musician? A pirate first mate? Sealed with Love has all of these and then some. From historical to contemporary, paranormal to science fiction, this fun and romantic collection from the talented members of Heart of Denver Romance Writers and edited by Helen Hardt will sweep you away.

Jodi James is a contributing author to the Sealed With Love anthology.


Works in Progress Jodi James

 

 

I Wish You Could

I wish you could see the sadness of a business-man as his livelihood goes up in flames, or that family returning home, only to find their house and belongings damaged or destroyed.

I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen beneath you burns.

I wish you could comprehend a wife’s horror at 3 a.m. as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively that it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done.

I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see absolutely nothing in dense smoke ~ sensations that I have become too familiar with.

I wish you could understand . . .   Click here to read the full poem