Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,740 Points (Midwest)

Looking Back, You - Poem by Ben Paynter

were a

little lie
like a why
you couldn’t

you slipped, little
mad dress you
wore like
a dance.

all fair of
faith and
smashed smell
whiskey breath

brown bread
broken, you
wish you could taste
the last

we are
all, sometimes,
a lie
spilled from
a cup.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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