Patti Masterman

Patti Masterman Poems

2001. I Used To Like A Drink Of Drink 4/13/2010
2002. Flying Ointment 4/12/2010
2003. The Origins Of Wormholes 4/12/2010
2004. I Am The Little Raindrop 4/11/2010
2005. Thinking Outside Of The Box 4/11/2010
2006. Palindrome - Gamma Ray Burn 4/11/2010
2007. Little Deaths 4/11/2010
2008. Under A Blue Moon 4/11/2010
2009. Quotation Marks 4/10/2010
2010. Trinket 4/8/2010
2011. Every Place Is So Far Away 4/7/2010
2012. Make Mine Plain Vanilla, Please- 4/7/2010
2013. What Is The Old Hawk Thinking 4/6/2010
2014. The Nomenclature Of Clouds 3/30/2010
2015. Mercy Seat 4/6/2010
2016. I See You Everywhere Now 4/6/2010
2017. Shopping Spree 4/5/2010
2018. God Of Blue And Gold 4/6/2010
2019. What Moans When There Is No Pain 4/5/2010
2020. In No-Man's Land 4/5/2010
2021. Safe Is The World In A Mother's Arms 4/4/2010
2022. Principalities, Dominions And Thrones 4/4/2010
2023. Magician Hat Trick 3/30/2010
2024. Chac Mool 3/30/2010
2025. Hands Know Love 3/28/2010
2026. Key To My Door 3/25/2010
2027. All For The Pain Of Loving Me 3/23/2010
2028. The Darkest Winter Lives In The Heart 3/23/2010
2029. The Flea-Bite Song 3/11/2010
2030. Hobo Habilis 3/1/2010
2031. Poem For Pook 3/11/2010
2032. Love's Sums 1/21/2010
2033. When Your Loved Ones Die 2/11/2010
2034. Floating Leaves 2/13/2010
2035. Eschatological Scat 2/11/2010
2036. To A Rune Stave I Lent My Hot Blood 2/6/2010
2037. Pyromania 1/26/2010
2038. Flowers In The Basket 3/1/2010
2039. Spiritus Sanctus 6/18/2010
2040. A Question's In Her Eyes - Sonnet 6/18/2010
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 Belly Of The Beast

Lost in the belly of the beast,
We look up and see all those curving arches,
And we think then that we're in some majestic cathedral;
But the next sloping corridor takes us down to the mortuary,
The processing station, for what we are busy turning into.
But we still ignore the smell, as we're too busy believing
That for us, a great feast is being prepared-
Just like children at christmas time
Always believe the world is organized solely around them;

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