Juliana Spahr

(1969 / Ohio)

In Imitation Of For Love - Poem by Juliana Spahr

If he or she is clumsy in places, those are clumsy places
and when he or she says I have a lover or a husband or a wife, we or I feel sad,
or is it just clumsy?
can't one make it simple, or at least simpler?
or why can't it be that way for just one moment?
I am writing this on a hip pocket pad, a waterproof one
but I am not crying, never crying
and it never rains when or where in some northern or southern or western

or eastern city I am writing
to tell you I've got a crush on you
cootchi coo
the waterproof cost me extra
the words are extra; they don't come with the pad
the crush, the love is extra
and you are extra.
oh, wake up.

Comments about In Imitation Of For Love by Juliana Spahr

  • (10/16/2016 11:25:00 PM)

    Amazing flight of imagery has added spice in this simple and straight forward flow. Nice write and deserves recognition as modern poem of the Day. So, heartiest congrats. (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/16/2016 6:02:00 PM)

    In imitation of for love
    Congratulations for being selected modern poem of the day.... Good job.... (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/16/2016 10:25:00 AM)

    Loved this.Really an interesting poem. ' the waterproof cost me extra
    the words are extra; they don't come with the pad, ' is very nice. Congrats.
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  • Mizzy ........ (10/16/2016 9:18:00 AM)

    Very interesting, straight poetry...if dozy person fails to wake on reading this
    then they are also stupid.
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (10/16/2016 3:14:00 AM)

    In Imitation of For Love
    Beautiful wake up call Juliana. Congratulations for being member of day
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/16/2016 1:13:00 AM)

    You are extra
    The waterproof! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/16/2016 12:20:00 AM)

    Your poem creates a wake-up call for imitation love.10

    You may like my defintional poem A Hauntingly Beautiful Word.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 27, 2014

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