I miss you – poem for dVerse

This phone’s a graveyard

of dead conversations,

an old handbag

where love rattles

like a dusty sweet. I mean

I’m sad and lonely

and I miss you

and my heart’s

a screwed up ball of paper

with a half-written poem

scrawled across it.

Bjorn is hosting at dVerse tonight, and he’s looking for metaphors. Not similes, oh no – the hardcore version. Get over there and read some poetry – or write – or both.

24 thoughts on “I miss you – poem for dVerse

  1. This one sucker-punched me, Sarah, with the phone graveyard of dead conversations and the heart ‘a screwed up ball of paper / with a half-written poem / scrawled across it’. You could have been rooting around in my head!

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  2. Wow. This is most excellent. I rarely change purses but it seems when I go back to the summer one, I always find that “dusty sweet” or that balled up piece of paper. Another extended metaphor tat works so incredibly well. It aptly describes the emptiness.

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  3. Those instruments of relationship — so vital to daily intimacies — are so cold and ironic when the relationship is gone. So acutely drawn here and don’t we all know it. Well done.

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