J. James Martinez

Looking Dapper

with a bang
is how a world shifts
with a crash
is how the frames fall
with a spill
is how the rug gets pulled
with a sigh
is how you say goodbye

I've nothing but fresh footprints
out of new doors
new smiling faces very likely hiding their nails
strange springs and surely soiled sheets
shouldering the load of my fragile head and
separated shoulders

past conquests
once celebrated and prideful rags
stained cotton blends
boxed and thought over wading in sorrow

I've nothing but old thoughts
wearing new clothes
my furry insecure muppet in a black tie
looking dapper
holding open the door and pulling out the chair
on our night out filled with anxiety
shakes and iron casted breaths

Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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  • Gold Fish (10/15/2009 2:02:00 AM)

    J, A free-flowing and imagery filled poem that has a great deal of truth. I really enjoyed this poem, especially the last stanza. Thanks for sharing.10+

    Feel free to read some of my poems; whatever appeals to you. Thanks.


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