Monica Melissano

Rookie - 103 Points (July 12 1971 / Lecce, Italy)

Au Bout De La Nuit - Poem by Monica Melissano

I cuddled him
gently
for hours
and hours
like I cuddle my beloved cat
discretely
slowly
almost secretely
and firmly.

I cuddled him tenderly
like my fingers
were magnets
stronger than despair,
unwinding the palm of my right hand
on his shoulder
like a shield to protect him
from the rising abyss
of white darkness.

I cuddled him
just like I could.

Topic(s) of this poem: drugs, love and loss

Form: Elegy


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written December 2013.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 4, 2015


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