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Love Poem for the Sadness

In the evenings I hear my vertebrae crack,
applause, accepting that consolation prize
in grim silence,
in grin’s solace,
in the low of secret trippings of harp strings,
however contradictory,
beautiful on deaf ears.

I sing with the pain as with the fury,
as with the written nuances of joy.

I hear the underwater snapping of pieces,
muffled by an ocean and wrapped in flesh
quiet by virtue of uniformity,
quiet by virtue of reality,
and quiet by virtue of reverence.

I should’ve asked the hopping bluebird
if his lot was mean to bear
before the crushing of his head had foiled his helping-
his jaw and mine and the cat’s all still
before daylight.

But I know that brimstone doesn’t spoil in the heat
as angel-milk bestowed to lube aching joints,
and I have eaten my share of birds-

we are all hurtled to Earth
on breaking bones.

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10 thoughts on “Love Poem for the Sadness

  1. Hi Charlotte, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this poem. Thanks for liking one of mine by the way. I was just wondering if you had any tips/advice for a newbie poet/blogger like myself?
    Andy

    • Write as much as you can. Read as much as you can, from people you like and from people you don’t like. Don’t bother with writing classes or self-help books because no one can teach you how to be yourself. Also, go to the mall by yourself and listen to random people’s conversations.

      • Awesome advice! I’ll just be myself! Thanks 🙂 And that’s a weird one but I’ll keep that in mind about going to the mall to eavesdrop

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