Susan Lacovara

Gold Star - 8,356 Points (1963 / New York)

Opening The Can - Poem by Susan Lacovara

With a single twist
Your can opener words
Crave into my tin
A jagged edge
Ripped wide
All the contents of my heart
Dumped into a dish
Of both dangerous despair
And decadent remembrance
To be gobbled and swallowed
And choked upon
As I, famished,
Hobble back to the table
Of you
The absence of your love
Leaving me in anorexic ignorance
That others might provide nourishment
Yet the small portions
Of what we once dined upon, ours,
Enough to keep me from wasting away

Topic(s) of this poem: missing you

Form: Blues Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

(09/16/15) Small nibbling, a tapas treat for a hindsighted heart. M. And always mmmmmmm.

Comments about Opening The Can by Susan Lacovara

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/17/2015 4:30:00 AM)


    Please read lines instead of lies. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/17/2015 4:28:00 AM)


    Marvellous expression. A stunning poem that touches the heart. The favourite lies are ........ All the contents of my heart
    Dumped into a dish
    Of both dangerous despair
    And decadent remembrance
    To be gobbled and swallowed
    And choked upon
    As I, famished,
    Hobble back to the table.....Thanks for sharing......10
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015



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