Patti Masterman


Patti Masterman Poems

2001. Secrets Of The Universe 4/15/2010
2002. Smiling Through Our Tears 4/15/2010
2003. Visiting With Friends 4/15/2010
2004. After I Am Gone 4/15/2010
2005. Flying Ointment 4/12/2010
2006. I Used To Like A Drink Of Drink 4/13/2010
2007. The Origins Of Wormholes 4/12/2010
2008. I Am The Little Raindrop 4/11/2010
2009. Mercy Seat 4/6/2010
2010. Thinking Outside Of The Box 4/11/2010
2011. Palindrome - Gamma Ray Burn 4/11/2010
2012. Quotation Marks 4/10/2010
2013. Little Deaths 4/11/2010
2014. Under A Blue Moon 4/11/2010
2015. Trinket 4/8/2010
2016. What Is The Old Hawk Thinking 4/6/2010
2017. Every Place Is So Far Away 4/7/2010
2018. Make Mine Plain Vanilla, Please- 4/7/2010
2019. I See You Everywhere Now 4/6/2010
2020. Shopping Spree 4/5/2010
2021. God Of Blue And Gold 4/6/2010
2022. What Moans When There Is No Pain 4/5/2010
2023. In No-Man's Land 4/5/2010
2024. Safe Is The World In A Mother's Arms 4/4/2010
2025. Principalities, Dominions And Thrones 4/4/2010
2026. The Nomenclature Of Clouds 3/30/2010
2027. Magician Hat Trick 3/30/2010
2028. Chac Mool 3/30/2010
2029. Hands Know Love 3/28/2010
2030. Key To My Door 3/25/2010
2031. All For The Pain Of Loving Me 3/23/2010
2032. The Darkest Winter Lives In The Heart 3/23/2010
2033. The Flea-Bite Song 3/11/2010
2034. Poem For Pook 3/11/2010
2035. Hobo Habilis 3/1/2010
2036. Love's Sums 1/21/2010
2037. When Your Loved Ones Die 2/11/2010
2038. Floating Leaves 2/13/2010
2039. Eschatological Scat 2/11/2010
2040. To A Rune Stave I Lent My Hot Blood 2/6/2010
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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Sylvia's Hair

Hair that was Sylvia's
have you no words now?
Like the cells of Henrietta
you're rendered mute, timeless.
Once the unmistakable proof of identity,
hair now more like a dead animal,
mummy made of mink.

Now voiceless siren,

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