Patti Masterman


Uncomplicated Time - Poem by Patti Masterman

My dreams now are tepid, composed as they are
Of slackened sinews and uncomplicated time,
New rift valleys to dam forgotten faults-
Or the insidious extension, of skeletal fingers.

They call out in my dreams for more days,
Their stories ended before the obvious conclusion;
The lucky ones all died in their sleep-
But others died awake, and never knew it.


Comments about Uncomplicated Time by Patti Masterman

  • (5/18/2012 4:35:00 PM)


    the last line is a real kicker... thought inspiring! (Report) Reply

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  • Johnathan Juarez (5/18/2012 4:22:00 PM)


    nice. it has a strange pessimism that makes u wonder, is that what happened to me? (i wonder if i died awake asometimes, i hope not.) beautifully brutal in that sense.
    good addition
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012



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