Patti Masterman


Patti Masterman Poems

601. Flames And Eyes 4/14/2010
602. In Men's Clear Eyes 4/14/2010
603. I'M Going To Write My Song Some Day 4/14/2010
604. More Words 4/14/2010
605. Please Send Me Not To Words 4/15/2010
606. How It Is, How It Once Was 4/15/2010
607. Want You Forever 4/15/2010
608. What Happens To The Really Bad Poets 4/12/2010
609. The Royal Martyrs 4/12/2010
610. You Should Be More Suspicious Of Words 4/13/2010
611. Deny Not My Being 4/13/2010
612. Breathing In Your Face 4/15/2010
613. Have To Find A Few Truths Now 4/15/2010
614. You The Invisible Country 4/15/2010
615. Special Occasion 4/15/2010
616. It's Patently Obvious 4/15/2010
617. My Rigor Mortis 4/15/2010
618. Just Because 4/15/2010
619. It's So Easy 4/15/2010
620. How Tiresome To Read My Own Words Again 4/15/2010
621. Everyday Life Is Just Another Poverty 4/15/2010
622. When People Like To Play Their Games 4/15/2010
623. Astronauts Are We 4/15/2010
624. Of Bonfires And Rainbows 4/15/2010
625. My Heart Is Busy Pumping 4/15/2010
626. The Wanderer 4/15/2010
627. The Sun Glares Through The Cracks 4/15/2010
628. I'Ve Quit Believing 4/15/2010
629. And If I Loved You Forever 4/15/2010
630. Real Poetry Inspires More Of The Same 4/15/2010
631. Lovers All; I Love The Poets 4/15/2010
632. I Get Lost 4/15/2010
633. Some Kind Of Music Calls Me 4/15/2010
634. We Are All Famous, Yes 4/15/2010
635. An Airplane 4/15/2010
636. Instinct Gradually Takes Us Over 4/15/2010
637. When I'M Afraid 4/15/2010
638. Don'T You See 4/15/2010
639. Was The Dream Time Of The Alien Prince 4/15/2010
640. You Held All Your Words 4/15/2010
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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The Narcissist

I have done every bad thing you could imagine; and others you could not have thought of. I have done bad and worse, many times over, not really aware of having made a choice at all.

Yes I have done a lot of bad things, but it only pains me rarely; much later than it ought to, and occasionally it keeps me from sleep, or awakens me too early, but it's not enough. Never enough to make me stop. You would think I would sense something about my life is not right. You would be wrong. I am more likel

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