My Lover is a Poem

When I wanted to not feel you anymore
I wrote a poem.
When I couldn’t feel you anymore
I worked on it harder.
I looked for assonance and consonance
to wrap around my thighs
where we used to keep your hands.
I searched for verbs
to replace the actions that used to keep me warm.
Kissing. Talking. Touching. Laughing.
When I was lonely I wrote a poem
to fill the empty space
but how do you write a poem over six feet tall
about teaching your lover
how to drown you?
I couldn’t find a tone loud enough
a line long enough
or a break large enough to say
all you do is tie them up.
And wait for the water to rise.

One thought on “My Lover is a Poem

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s