Patti Masterman


Patti Masterman Poems

2521. The Lonely Sound Of The Midnight Train 11/25/2012
2522. Thought Is The Keyhole 6/10/2012
2523. Yours To Reap 9/8/2011
2524. Incandescent 6/3/2011
2525. A Forgotten Word 4/17/2010
2526. Some Think The Night 3/31/2012
2527. Your Soul Still Sings It's Living Name 4/7/2010
2528. Your Words Stir Me 1/20/2010
2529. A Verb Went To Town 6/29/2011
2530. A 17th Century Curse 3/5/2011
2531. Only The Wind 5/26/2013
2532. A Catalogue Of Insomnia 4/11/2010
2533. Abuse Me 5/24/2011
2534. Into Thin Air 8/17/2011
2535. A Beautiful Man's Mind 9/5/2011
2536. A Beakers Full Of Love 4/6/2010
2537. Anger And Patience 1/20/2010
2538. A Dream 4/2/2010
2539. Big City Hospital 6/6/2011
2540. I Think We Were Never Strangers 8/21/2011
2541. How Much Are Words Like Bridges 6/15/2011
2542. How The World Engraves Itself Upon Our Being 5/6/2012
2543. I Am That 6/15/2011
2544. A Bear Came To Dinner 6/15/2011
2545. A Dream For You 9/5/2011
2546. A House Breathes Through Its Bones 6/3/2011
2547. Anti-Love Poem #1 12/29/2009
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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