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Epilogue


JoelJosol

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She will let him go like a book,

whose cover once attracted her,

its pages once held down her gaze.

 

She had moved on past his breadth,

their time together flipping over

like scanned pages towards the end.

 

With her reading done

and his laughters consumed,

she will miss nights

 

when he lay on her breasts,

exhausted of each other,

under a lamp's glow,

 

she,

always taking note of what's left

of his borrowed time.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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I enjoyed the book metaphor, and I found this part to be exceptionally sad:

JoelJosol wrote:

 

She had moved on

past his breadth,

their time together

flipping over

like scanned pages

towards the end.

It doesn't have to be this way, Joel. The epilogue can be for the first book ... to be followed by a sequel!

 

Tony

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Aleksandra

Wonderful expressed my friend Joel. Sounds so lovely and emotional. I love how you are ending the poems. And yes, the book metaphor is perfect. The end gives sadness and makes the poem more effective.

 

Thank you for sharing

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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Thanks, Tony and Aleksandra. I am glad you felt the color of this poem.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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I felt that triplet form is the best form for this poem.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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