Patti Masterman Poems
|2561.||A Bear Came To Dinner||6/15/2011|
|2562.||A Dream For You||9/5/2011|
|2563.||A House Breathes Through Its Bones||6/3/2011|
|2564.||Anti-Love Poem #1||12/29/2009|
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:...
The Luck Of The Draw
Maybe you posed by the road
(In all the pictures I fantasized about,
The ones perhaps I never saw)
In a world full of stones and boulders
A world prone to forcing things together
Or apart; and stones degrading down to the finest particles,
There were none to be found, in imagination's picture.
A world apart now, standing alone