Phantom Heart

Meter out some beat
no longer worthy;
help me un
-count these
days and petals

I shall gauge my
grief in shallow
breaths and time
unraveled slow.

, quiet, Love.
It’s not your fault.

leave me now
to weigh my salt.



Written for We Write Poems.


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4 Responses to Phantom Heart

  1. Laurie Kolp says:

    This really touches my heart, De.

  2. Irene says:

    Ooh, that last line..

  3. I love that second stanza – “time unraveled slow.”
    This is a very powerful poem – one of your gems, for sure, that I could (and will) read again and again.

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