Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 34,875 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Orbit - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

You...
Come to stay on my mind,
All the time.
Well...
Not 'all' the time.
As if you find me easy to orbit.
Observing from a distance.
And my mind is convenient,
To revisit emotions.
Emotions...
For you I admitted I once had.

And here I am...
Fixed while you pick,
When to do it.

But you don't know how I wish,
That day to come...
When you stop,
Whatever it is you do done.
With a doing to have others remind me,
How you once had me blinded to believe...
Without you,
I would not be able to eat, sleep or breathe.

But that was a lie.

I am able to eat and breathe.

Sleeping?
I will never admit,
Those nights I lay awake wishing...
You were probing me much closer.
Tonight?
You will not find me in bed.
I've decided to sleep in a chair.
You know the one.
Near the window.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Orbit by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (5/12/2016 2:59:00 AM)

    Observing from a distance! ! Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2016


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