Kelly Vinal

Rookie (1967- / Homestead, Florida)

Solvent Of Tears - Poem by Kelly Vinal

Dream
Am I not to know
What comes back
When I yearn, so
Out of my reach
And out of my touch
Dreaming, by proxy, I
Await the fate
Of checkmate
Or the mousetrap,
Because I eat
And I wait
For the meal
That never comes
And when it comes
Back to me, I
Can’t portray the
Character assigned
Because I am still
Somewhat a rat
And I might mouth
‘I love you’ or
I might dissolve
In your solvent of
Tears


Comments about Solvent Of Tears by Kelly Vinal

  • Linda Hepner (11/11/2005 8:46:00 AM)


    The idea of being a meal!
    Linda
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  • (10/29/2005 9:35:00 AM)


    After I read this poem, I had to re-read it a few more times, not becuase it's a good poem anyway, but because I couln't shake off the 'I've been here too' feeling. I like the lines
    'Dreaming, by proxy, I
    Await the fate
    Of checkmate
    Or the mousetrap,
    Because I eat
    And I wait
    For the meal
    That never comes'

    Unadorned language that conveys a wealth of meaning.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2005



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