poetry critical

online poetry workshop



since we ended I've begun to fall in love with strangers
OCTOGENARIAN

I look at them from a minimum of 5 feet away
 1
observing things like the color of their eyes and
 2
the clothes they're wearing
 3
I start to smile
 4
enchanted with knowing nothing about them
 5
and even when the woman I was in front of at the convenience store
 6
butted ahead
 7
I just giggled and said to her
 8
"what I adore about you is I'll never see you again after you walk out the door."
 9
yes, strangers in their cloud of mystery are my new lovers
 10
and the only time I think of breaking off my relationship
 11
is when one of them has eyes your shade of blue
 12
or is wearing a sweater similar to one that hangs in your closet
 13
 
 
(to order a copy of my first poetry book-lapping water go here http://lappingwater.weebly.com/)
 14

17 Mar 12


(define the words in this poem)
(124 more poems by this author)



Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha

Comments:

that's good that you're thinking about sex again.

i told you that joining a support group would help.

next step is hitting the singles bars.

just being out there, showing some boob, a bit of mutton.

being roasted again, and again.
 — unknown

0.375s