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The Backyard Pond – A Poem About Loss That’s Not That Bad

Award-winning photo by Hara Woltz

Award-winning photo by Hara Woltz

He is a curse
dressed as a blessing.
Indifference
that promises love.
A promise as empty
………..as the pond
………..in Dad’s backyard.

The fish are dead;
the turtle gone
to find a home
………..deeper, cooler.

I am as sorrowful
at losing him
……….as losing the pond.

Both I’ve known
for years upon years.
Both bring comfort
……….and a smile.
A familiar place
……….to return to.

But now it’s time
to fill that empty hole,
make something new
……….in its place.

Something, perhaps,
I will love passionately.
Something that won’t
be so draining
……….or so shallow.

LLH
9/30/16
9:o0ish AM

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Digital Love #poem #poetry

Image thanks to Drunk Geek Blog

Image thanks to Drunk Geek Blog

 

Who ends a relationship

by “unfriending”

on Facebook?

 

Is this real

or a joke?

 

Who is so cowardly

that he cannot explain

in even a text?

 

What happened to

holding hands

and late night calls?

 

They’ve been replaced

with the impersonal nuances of

PMs and DMs and IMs.

 

I want more.

I am real.

I am worth it.

 

LLH

6/13/14

3:46 PM

 

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