I plumb the shallows of like

I plumb the shallows of like

For banal inspiration

Attempt elegiac verses

Based on

Passionless affection

But it’s no use

 

Tamed and neutered emotions

Barely ruffle the surface

Of this drained pond

 

I swallow Bacchanalian dregs

Bittersweet, the taste

Sours my mouth

Words stick

Come undone

Mere letters

Collapsing

Falling

To rest

Alongside

Broken heart pieces

On the floor of my soul

Crushed

Grinding love’s promise to

Despair dust

To be flushed with tears

One teardrop

One teardrop

One teardrop

At a time

 

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

 

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