Patti Masterman Poems
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:...
Scarlet And Blue
Fade-away scarlet, fade-away blue
Fade in the sun for there's nothing to do
But lie still on tables or on the clothes-line,
And wait for the one whose heart must be mine.
Mold on the chimney, mold round the well
Grow well mold; grow, till there's nothing to tell
Cover the tables and clothes on the line,
While I wait for the one whose heart must be mine.