Patti Masterman

Patti Masterman Poems

2521. Sympathetic Magic 5/12/2012
2522. And The Elephant Played Ukulele 11/11/2011
2523. If I Were A Moon 2/19/2012
2524. I Can'T Help But Love You 8/26/2011
2525. A Bullet For Lenin 9/20/2011
2526. The Lonely Sound Of The Midnight Train 11/25/2012
2527. Thought Is The Keyhole 6/10/2012
2528. Yours To Reap 9/8/2011
2529. Incandescent 6/3/2011
2530. A Forgotten Word 4/17/2010
2531. Some Think The Night 3/31/2012
2532. Your Soul Still Sings It's Living Name 4/7/2010
2533. Your Words Stir Me 1/20/2010
2534. A Verb Went To Town 6/29/2011
2535. A 17th Century Curse 3/5/2011
2536. Only The Wind 5/26/2013
2537. A Catalogue Of Insomnia 4/11/2010
2538. Abuse Me 5/24/2011
2539. A Beautiful Man's Mind 9/5/2011
2540. A Beakers Full Of Love 4/6/2010
2541. A Dream 4/2/2010
2542. Big City Hospital 6/6/2011
2543. Anger And Patience 1/20/2010
2544. I Think We Were Never Strangers 8/21/2011
2545. How Much Are Words Like Bridges 6/15/2011
2546. How The World Engraves Itself Upon Our Being 5/6/2012
2547. I Am That 6/15/2011
2548. A Bear Came To Dinner 6/15/2011
2549. A Dream For You 9/5/2011
2550. A House Breathes Through Its Bones 6/3/2011
2551. Anti-Love Poem #1 12/29/2009
Best Poem of Patti Masterman

Anti-Love Poem #1

When you've loved someone,
As much as you're capable of,
Just let them go. Even better,
Don't write about them- ever.
If you must, let it be once only
And let that be as their epitaph.
Let the seasons and the wind
Sweep away the painful memories
Don't try to re-start fire from a faded puff of smoke.
And give yourself some time to recover.

If you must write thousands of lines
About what went wrong, or why,
For gods sake burn it- burn it quickly
Don't leave it lying around for others eyes to see
And for the dance line to start forming behind you:...

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Anti-Love Poem #2

Ever since Romeo and Juliet
Repulsed lovers have considered suicide
As just an offshoot of unrequited love-
Even if the love was refused from the start
Or only existed as a delusion in the mind of the deluded.

I suggest that in modern life
What with plastics, antibiotics, and all this stuff
We have other options to the suicide-only impulse

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