Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Tear sans Tears

Removed a mattress tag today! True
the thing was done and on its way
to the Dumpster site and

solemn vows now long elapsed and
the act impelled, aforethought nil,
yet fondling the severed tag

with an outlaw's awe for the diamond grabbed
in a high-rent heist, trembling
as an addict might with dire drift
the kick can never be the same,

I know I mustn't sin again no
Facebook heart when no heart's felt no
coloring rush outside the lines—oh

wistful me with stoic face,
love's sparkle hid in lost embrace.
                                                              m.d. paust


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