“Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year’s bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide!
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go,–so with his memory they brim!
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, ‘There is no memory of him here!’
And so stand stricken, so remembering him!”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
Art by Vincent Giarrano
She turns up the volume
to avoid voices in her head.
Memories of small-town life,
rocking on her daddy’s knee,
are enough to tear her apart.
Strumming her guitar, singing
that comes from deep within.
It’s the only time she feels
human, forgiven, and content.
This was written for Photo Challenge # 257 at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie
We met in a whirlwind
throwing caution aside.
First time your lips found
mine, the planets aligned.
The feeling we named love,
our friends called it volatile.
Like an old romantic movie,
we ran to Vegas for our vows.
Impulsive but it felt right.
Now I’m stuck in the middle
of a cyclone, traveling alone.
I’m on my way to Reno with
only sad songs on my mind
Everyone can stare, I’m only
a shell of the woman I was.
Vegas was a dream, almost
perfect, close but no cigar.
I’m on a solo mission now.
Came to town a married lady.
I’ll be leaving carefree, single.
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Paradise became boring after
listening to her husband’s voice
naming the animals one by one.
She wandered around Eden
until she heard another speak.
Cunning serpent told a story
of knowledge, evil and good.
His words sounded musical
like a thousand angels playing
their golden harps, singing.
The juices of forbidden fruit
beckoning her to take a bite.
Her husband found her staring
at the tantalizing fruit in hand.
She held it to his lips knowing
he thought he bit into an apple.
The beguiling reptile laughed
as Eve fed Adam pomegranate.
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