Patti Masterman

Patti Masterman Poems

1081. If Souls Were God's Torches 7/30/2010
1082. Heterodyning 7/30/2010
1083. Torrid 7/30/2010
1084. Niche Life 7/30/2010
1085. I Thought You Were A Man 7/30/2010
1086. To Kiss His Scars 7/30/2010
1087. Playing Pretend With A Friend 7/30/2010
1088. I Am Love's Savant 8/9/2010
1089. Hock The Stars And Ration The Sun 8/9/2010
1090. I Had To Cut The Heart Strings 8/9/2010
1091. Graveyard Angels 8/9/2010
1092. Untold Worlds 8/9/2010
1093. The Steak Tartare Had Painted Toenails 8/25/2010
1094. A Naked Smile Falls Into The Prehistoric Insignificance Of The Flesh 8/25/2010
1095. He Said That He Had A Dream 8/25/2010
1096. There Is Music 8/25/2010
1097. The Smallest Mercies Can Save A Soul 8/25/2010
1098. The Secret Lives Of Others 8/25/2010
1099. Crimson Kings - Sonnet 8/25/2010
1100. Beggar's Moon 8/25/2010
1101. I Will Feel Nothing When You Die 8/25/2010
1102. Bottoming Out 8/25/2010
1103. Nothing's As Dead As A Fish 7/15/2010
1104. A Song Forgotten 7/15/2010
1105. The Dead Breathe Through The Door Of Sky 7/15/2010
1106. Don'T Even Ask 7/15/2010
1107. I Pray The Most In Blue Breaths Of Sky 7/15/2010
1108. Imagined Moonlight 7/15/2010
1109. There Are Places 7/15/2010
1110. I Wake Up Greedy To Live 7/15/2010
1111. Even The Moon Has Forgotten My Face 7/15/2010
1112. The Sky Is The Quartermaster 7/15/2010
1113. What's Easiest In Coming Is Never Appreciated 7/15/2010
1114. His Beautiful Complexity Is Difficult 7/15/2010
1115. Living With Your Heart Outside Your Body 7/15/2010
1116. Another Bored Meeting 7/15/2010
1117. Yelena 7/23/2010
1118. A Token Fly Poem 7/23/2010
1119. The Shortest Distance 7/23/2010
1120. Beggarman, Thief 7/23/2010
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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