Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,195 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Quality Of An Illusion - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Quality of an illusion that the heart cannot disavow—
This is how we remember her belittling affections:
See her family in the aspects of the billboard—
See a homeless unicorn in the sun shower, like a spear besides
The aspects of a busy highway that runs like
A graveyard beside the sea—
There is the utmost where we cannot survive—like making
A house in the grass underneath a swing set—
Of holding her lips to yours amidst the dunes and the
Stolen bicycles: there it is—
Awakening tomorrow—where the butterflies and less flattering
Insects breathe for a couple of weeks—almost going
So far as airplanes that keep up her soul
But haven't yet learned how to lay her down.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012

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