John Tansey

Rookie - 488 Points (June 4th,1961...Gemini / Bronx, New York)

Getting Over You…for Susan - Poem by John Tansey

Getting over you…
Is as getting over a speed bump:
I cannot get, quickly, over you…
Without noting, looking back,
stopping and turning around to see, once again, you;
Or just check the vital signs of my car!

No, I must proceed, slowly,
Allowing time to brake;
But this, taking time, is what undoes me!
It forces me to look back, longingly:
Like the full affect of seeing Autumn, through a window –
its’ leaves, spiraling down,
and the overwhelming, utter sadness of it!

With you, I second-guess, regret and even tear.
Yes, Susan, getting over you is as getting over a speed bump!
There is no right or wrong way to do it.
I cannot go fast, slow, below or go around;
But, must simply, get over it!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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