L. K. Thayer

Rookie (Fargo, North Dakota)

Fire Escape - Poem by L. K. Thayer

sometimes i trip over
the ghost of you
as i pass by an old haunt

your essence overcomes me
the taste of your tongue, sweet
when it wasn't busy
being sharp

a flash of you behind your shades
hiding from my truth
draped in your passive aggression
and button down shirt

the postcard from beyond the sea
how thoughtful
a man with a love affair of words
so spare

i sold your ghost on ebay
tore our Kodak moments
and fed them to the hungry fire
but it's the fire i can't put out
that douses me

your arms folded now
where i used to be

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  • (4/13/2008 9:58:00 PM)

    the last two lines are a keeper...great imagery and metaphor...good write...Coach (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 26, 2009

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