Alicia Elsbeth Stallings

(1968 / Georgia / United States)

Failure - Poem by Alicia Elsbeth Stallings

You humble in. It's just as you remember:
The sallow walls, formica counter top,

The circular argument of time beneath
Fluorescent flickering—doubt, faith, and doubt.

She knows you've been to see the gilded girl
Who's always promising and walking out

With someone else. She knew that you'd return,
With nothing in your pockets but your fists.

Why do you resist? When will you learn
That this is what your weary dreams are of—

Succumbing to Her unconditional love?


Comments about Failure by Alicia Elsbeth Stallings

  • Urshula DavisUrshula Davis (9/8/2014 7:53:00 AM)

    Such words filled with love..nice read. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 8, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, September 8, 2014


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