Patti Masterman

Patti Masterman Poems

2241. I Am But Dust And Ashes 7/2/2011
2242. Where Magpies Fly 6/19/2011
2243. Make No Mistake 7/19/2014
2244. Follow Moonlight 6/9/2014
2245. Why You'Re Mine 6/20/2014
2246. In The Shade Of A Sycamore Tree 7/14/2013
2247. The Articles Of Defilement 7/5/2013
2248. Ghosts Get Angry 7/1/2013
2249. Admonition 1/23/2014
2250. The Dead Love The Earth 1/23/2014
2251. The Exhalation Of Stars 5/13/2013
2252. Ghostly 9/22/2013
2253. Folding Time 5/7/2017
2254. Who's Driving This Car? 4/12/2016
2255. Sylvia's Hair -new- 9/17/2017
2256. Into The Black Hole 5/1/2016
2257. In Heaven, Sleeping 6/1/2016
2258. Captive Secret 9/12/2016
2259. I Am The Body Of My Own Invention 10/5/2016
2260. Labyrinth 12/11/2016
2261. The Telepathy Of Time Travel 12/12/2016
2262. Still In Bed 10/11/2012
2263. The Sky Waits 10/2/2012
2264. Beggar's Eye 9/28/2012
2265. This Is Life 9/28/2012
2266. Bones Hold Memories 9/3/2012
2267. Living Light 9/3/2012
2268. Cruise Ship Tomb 6/26/2012
2269. On Brand New Wings 6/29/2012
2270. Ransom 6/29/2012
2271. Sax And Violins 7/8/2012
2272. If A House Came With A Woman 7/24/2012
2273. The World Was Never Fickle 7/21/2012
2274. The Future's On Its Way 7/21/2012
2275. The Peace Of The Dead 12/6/2012
2276. Do You Own Your Dreams 11/25/2012
2277. Still Life With Muted Evening 11/14/2012
2278. On Writing 11/7/2012
2279. They Tell There Are No Words There 11/10/2012
2280. Before You Go Back 11/11/2012
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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Unknown Terrain

Am I my own lesson, growing distant
Owning nothing, owing everything
The places I have stepped over; impasses, hurrying me,
Slowing me down, holes made to fall in,
Shouldering faults of weakness
Speaking languages I could not have written
The word I a curse, the word you a blessing
(We are hard of hearing only certain sounds.)

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