Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Rookie (Bronxville, New York)

People Getting Divorced - Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

People getting divorced
riding around with their clothes in the car
and wondering what happened
to everyone and everything
including their other
pair of shoes
And if you spy one
then who knows what happened
to the other
with tongue alack
and years later not even knowing
if the other ever
found a mate
without splitting the seams
or remained intact
unlaced
and the sole
ah the soul
a curious conception
hanging on somehow
to walk again
in the free air
once the heel
has been replaced

Topic(s) of this poem: divorce


Comments about People Getting Divorced by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/27/2015 4:39:00 AM)


    Wondering what happened: Yes! With the muse of divorce. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015



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