by Phil Barnes
And then my heart was frozen
To the point of non-existent spring
But behind my eyes I bubbled and hissed with passion
that both sickened and quickened me
The noise was alarming to passersby, who made wide circles
around the pretty thing writhing on the concrete.
A few threw change
And it stacked up around me like a tiny little wall
making the separation between us brilliant and more profound.
I tried uselessly to synch the madness growing inside me
with the relatively ridiculous chain of unrelated events
Cause you leftKnowing that nothing this perverse could be that simply simple.
Cause she left
Cause he left
Cause I left
Copyright © 2012 by Phil Barnes