Ivona Sophia

Deja Vu - Poem by Ivona Sophia

I’m getting trapped in repeatability. always
the same thoughts, the same moves. maybe it’s
too late to learn embroidery or cooking, to remember
new words, pattern of poetry, or your laughter.

wisdom accrues with age. I cannot agree,
but at least I have something to wonder about
when driving on an empty street, expecting you
to be next to me, changing radio stations, making me

believe in fate. (your fate had red hair and lacked a sense
of humor.) anger is under my skin,
but it doesn’t emerge. it creates another layer, making
me resist you. let’s make love one last time.

I should change you as I change lipstick
without hesitation. novelties don’t fit me,
but at least I can try. never setting the alarm again
but still waking up early. too late for replay.

Comments about Deja Vu by Ivona Sophia

  • (7/21/2006 10:19:00 PM)

    I don't believe in fate either. if only we could erase some of them without a trace,
    would we want to? i like your casually thrown in sentences - that fit right in. Sus
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  • Linda Ori (7/21/2006 10:18:00 PM)

    Time to break out of the pattern, Ivona. 'anger is under my skin' - very descriptive - I can actually feel the burning rage. You make a lot of sense, and actually you ARE becoming wiser! Excellent piece!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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