Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, August 19, 2011

Til Death

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Endearing gestures
metastasize into traits
Loving embraces become
stiff, suffocating
Complementary viewpoints
Irreconcilable split

submitted for Theme Thursday, Split


Pat Tillett said...

Oh man! We've all been there. I think you've described it perfectly!

120 Socks said...

Oh gosh what a good one - short but very sharp, cutting even!

Heaven said...

This is sad.. but lovely form. Glad you wrote this. I still have to internalize the form, and write one.

That pic is perfect for this ~

Brian Miller said...

yikes...sounds like things gone sour...eek!

Mike Patrick said...

You nailed the form with some very pointed writing.

The Cello Strings said...

well put.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that was suffocatingly painful. An excellent write! xoXox

Anonymous said...

I like it!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I can relate to this very well. Damn!

You evoked some strong feelings in this--I like it very much.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Who hasn't ever felt like that at one point in their life? Very well done! Peace :)

Old Raven said...

I am sad now. Well done.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

strong words, powerful illustrations, your poetry rocks.

hope to see you at poetry picnic week 2 tonight,

week 2 theme: the kiss.