Edvard Munch: The Scream is picture of ghostly figure screaming in fear

The Breakup

[POEM] I had a breakup today
A parting of the ways
A coming to an end
A breakup with a friend

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To Be Fair in a Love Affair

[POEM] To be fair.
It didn’t start out this way.
You were loving and so kind.
So sweet and tender.
You called me all the time.
Spent hours talking. . .

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His Secret Place

[POEM] He has a secret place.
That he goes to.
I’m not welcome there.
He escapes to spin his dreams.
(And wallow in his pain?)

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men's slippers


[POEM] I wonder if he knows.
I wear his slippers when he’s gone.
Even though they’re almost.
. . .but not quite.
Twice the size of mine.

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Heartache Is…

[POEM] Heartache is
The realization that your life is not.
the way it was the day before.
And the day before was better.

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My Moses: Ode to an Alcoholic Dad

[POEM] I was five years old or thereabouts.
And I heard the shouts.
Piercing the darkness of my room.
It was you and mommy too.
Why is this my earliest memory of you?

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