Patti Masterman

You Are Not Here - Poem by Patti Masterman

The world is unchanged now:
The sounds and appearances are the same
There is the same gravity, law of cause and effect
But a subtle difference rides beneath it all
Everything I touch has a hollowed out space
As if the very heart had been wrenched out;
Cut loose on the inside, leaving no single wound or dropp of blood,
Or even a gaping, to show for it; no one would suspect
That the soul of all things has been snatched away, abducted
By a fierce wind, random chance, unhappy error-
It's all smooth facade now, of a scintillating, false brightness
Because you are not here.

Comments about You Are Not Here by Patti Masterman

  • (6/5/2012 11:26:00 PM)

    So very accurate and beautifully told and it happens so many times or one time and the effect is very like
    you have written in this loving poem..... It is just as it is
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  • Johnathan Juarez (5/20/2012 7:14:00 PM)

    wow another nice surprise and i love the title. this poem makes me think about the nature of existence alot (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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