Tag: poetry

  • Annabel Lee

    One night last week, at a poetry workshop, I wrote something that isn’t ready to post. Cowards get a bad rap but sometimes we spare others as well as ourselves. Instead, for this final day of National Poetry Month, I’ll post a posthumous poem. It’s the last one ever written by Edgar Allan Poe. Annabel […]

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  • The New Normal

    The shadows of the trees are getting longer now, and meaner.Pretty soon they’ll kill us all and dance on our graves. The piano sat for a long time in silence waiting for someone to speak its language and when you did,When you touched its face as softly as the air,It only spat at you. The […]

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  • This Bastard Dance

    This bastard danceOf furtive movementsAnd stumbling stepsHas broken my self-confidence I’m going to missThe sound of your footstepsSeeing you smileAnd hearing you sing This bastard danceHas twisted my anklesShattered my kneecapsAnd dislocated my hips I’m going to missThe nervous way you play with your hair when you talk to meI’m going to missThe way you […]

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  • The Look

    It’s all written in her eyesThe look that cannot be disguisedA look of disappointment and surpriseA look to cut you down to size  A look that means moreThan words can exploreThe look that we invented words forA look that goes straight into the core A look like the scentOf lost innocenceA look so profoundYou’re afraid […]

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