Patti Masterman

Patti Masterman Poems

1561. Everything Bears The Future 8/29/2011
1562. Fire And Dust 8/30/2011
1563. The Parenthetical Parrot 8/30/2011
1564. Papyrus Kiss 8/30/2011
1565. Tremor And Twitch 8/30/2011
1566. The Roving Eye 8/30/2011
1567. The Unwaking Sleep 9/1/2011
1568. If You Were A Gentle Lover 9/1/2011
1569. Time Wears Your Heart On Its Sleeve 9/1/2011
1570. Time Goes By 9/2/2011
1571. Sing The World Into Being 9/4/2011
1572. The World Is Not A Dream 9/5/2011
1573. Words The Coin That I Get Paid 9/5/2011
1574. The Reader 9/5/2011
1575. Not From Laughing 9/6/2011
1576. His Darkened Throne 9/7/2011
1577. Bend Don'T Break 9/11/2011
1578. The Sundial Of Our Being 9/11/2011
1579. Still-Life With Fly 9/11/2011
1580. St. Therese Had A Little Way 9/11/2011
1581. Bargain Basement 9/12/2011
1582. Rainbow 9/12/2011
1583. The Ones We Love Are Crueler 9/12/2011
1584. Conjure Spirit 9/14/2011
1585. Playing With Dreams 9/14/2011
1586. The Albatross That's America 9/16/2011
1587. Gadsden Rag 9/20/2011
1588. There Is A House Inside The Heart 9/20/2011
1589. Moon Shining Over The Water 9/20/2011
1590. Time Cloisters 9/20/2011
1591. Wide Open Gates 9/21/2011
1592. I Steal The Ghosts From Others Words 9/21/2011
1593. Because He Offers All 9/21/2011
1594. The Most Precious Things 9/22/2011
1595. The Insult's Hid 9/21/2011
1596. Aunt Bea Is Gone Away 9/24/2011
1597. Lost Shadow 9/24/2011
1598. When The Child Cries The Mother Suffers 9/24/2011
1599. Visionary, Poet, Dreamer Of Dreams 9/24/2011
1600. Dirge For The Under Privileged 9/24/2011
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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