Poetry Blog by david patrick simon (Aug 2017)

A moment's youth

Across 
the open

bright orange
poppy
yards,

past the
iron warehouse 
alley's

where I
used to lift up
your high
school
dress after

prom.

there is
a wild 
child
world 
outside

pounding
in my
chest.

gotta show
my colors,

get on
your Sunday 
best.

no used
to sitting
around
watching 

the porch 
dog 
fleece
his back

of runaway

fleas

18 and 17
with crossed
e...

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Another life / the nowhere oems

Many a 
late gypsy
night.

struggling
to get 
yourself
free,

from back 
door conversations,

in stolen
moments

where
your soul
carries
half the
weight.


and you can
feel it. 

in everything
you do.

every thing
you touch 

isn't you.

you lie
with tears
dried
on early
morning
pillows.

and no one
by your side.

and love 
cannot
find you
there.

and Disney
princess
dreams...

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Not enough / the nowhere poems

 

Tangled 
conversations
between us,

cage the
indigo tiger
send it
back
to hell.

wash our
souls
with honey

from ripe blossoms
from under this
black salt and
pepper sky.

my rights
over your
wrongs.

immovable
objects
crashing

trying to 

draw new first

blood with

every word said

tearing flesh.

 

and all of
the while
we have 
been alone.

we have
been ...

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Baby can you see me ? the nowhere poems

 

Oceanside 

four in 

the morning.

eating
shag dog
corn, and 

drinking a

poor man's 

whisky.

 

walking 
talking
to whats left

of myself.

My giddy up
footsteps
follow carry
me home.

old,
 
Beginning 

my final sleep
inside 
my bones,

 

it comes 

over me,

like warm

milk soaking

through
my favorite

pecan 
cookie.

 

it reminds
...

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A lover's bones

 

The memory

of us,

 

Like a stone

 skipped

off a pond,

 

I bounce 

off each other

one skip

to the next.

without purpose

or direction.

 

your lovers' bones

Still ivory
white,
and moist
from sorrow.

and lack

of time 
the beast
that haunts us.


and our
memory
the cold 
unforgiving
blanket
that  surrounds

us.

and destiny
the road
tha...

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Test my fortune in your eyes/ the nowhere poems

 

Nowhere
to go
from 
here.

 

leaped off

the bridge

in faith 

for you.

 

without regret

only to land

In that place

of a quick

goodbye
and then 

a  hand shake
instead of
a forever kiss.

I was

the comet
flaming 
out,

the  star
burning dark

from a

another
time,

 

now having

to witness 

first hand

the birth 
of  someone
new t...

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At fifteen years old/ the nowhere poems

 

First love
has cut 
down
the dreams
in my 
eyes.

pillars 
of faith
shaken.

hole
in the
very
fabric
of my
existence.

now I
am more
like them 
than me.

don't ask

don't care
don't tell. 

praying
and promising
to false Gods.

nowhere
now becomes
a destination.

with my 
whole life
left before
me to  find it.

damn it!
at fifteen
years old,

Janet Hawley
broke my
...

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Loose change / the nowhere poems

Buffalo nickels
roaming
half mad 

back and forth

across  my
front
pockets

thunder
beasts
tormented

with 
wounded
souls.

begging
to be
spent.

hairy
burden
backs
scared
by the
throngs
of commerce,

never 
belonging
to any one
person
for very
long.

the price
in life
for almost
everything.

temporary
relationships.
of have
and have
not.

but not 
you,

and the
...

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Old hellos / the nowhere poems

Something
in the 
youth
of your 
smile,

the tangle
of your
half dreamt
dreams.

as you 
awake
in the
early
morning.

not sure
what 
is real
and what 
is not.

what to keep 

in your life

what to throw away.

such
are the
moments
I have,

when ever
I look
at you.

and my

shoe laces

remained

untied like

some

sloppy joe

from a back yard

field.,



an...

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I can't remember anymore / the nowhere poems

I witness

in my 

mirror,

flame of
heart
boils sky.


sand melts
to glass
thunderbolts
in my eyes.

cold white 
wave linen
sheets
that can't
hide the
pain anymore,

they just 
keep my
head submerged
and I
can't catch 
my breath.

can't swim
any longer
against 
their tide.

loves lost
to the 
mistrust
of shadows

and lies

and distant
silhouettes
standing at 
old ...

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Cat's meow / the nowhere poems

Black raven,


with a broken 
arrow wing,

captain Ahab
limp as it
barely makes
it's way 
over the
the stone

cobbled street.

fate's
cruel
breaths
rising and
falling
from it's
chest,

as it
stops
to awkwardly
leans to 
one side
to rest

for a fractured

moment.

to reconcile
this moment
of solitude
and fate's
final judgement.

and your
3,000 miles
away

no one
to ...

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Janet's poems / the nowhere poems

 

It is
going
to be 
difficult 
to say.

to keep this
day dream 
in your 
back pocket.

along with 
the shadows 
of your smile
in my heart.

we were 
14 I found
love in
the blue moon
circles 
of your 
eyes.

it changed 
me in 
everything
I would
ever see
in my 
life again.

inside out
was how
you saw
me and

deep as a
river was how
our love
did run.

and for
the fir...

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Picking up the pieces / the nowhere poems

Tonight

holding out
my arms
with all of
my might.

watching you
slip through
the fingers
of another
bad relationship.

chocolates and
tissues adorn
your living
room sofa,

like sparkled
stars on a 
harvest night.

love is an
echo that
you cannot
answer.

a refugee
voice now 
run away.

so bury
your hopes
and protect 
them hard.


to weather
the next
storm that
is coming.

ev...

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irish poems / the nowhere poems

 

She stumbles
in silence 
to her
love's 
death 
kneel.

her pride
will not
let her
fall..

her spirit 
not quite
as true.
her eyes
so distant
and so
small.

the perfect
lover again
before her,
broken 
and shattered
like fine 
dream China
at her
feet.

under the
belly
of salt
and pepper

 clouds,

the rain
has become
the tears
lost rom her
eyes.

soul buried
de...

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a moment / the nowhere poems

 

This moment
to the next.
uncertainty 
lurking,


like Gossom
fog slipping 
over and
down a hill.
to fill
your eyes
submerge 
your senses.

so many
years
have brought 
us here,
held our
thoughts

fragile
like a

a wish 
in a child's 
prayer,

inspiring
our love
to grow
or mend

or take
root in
the heart beats 
of our
timeless
emotions.

open your
eyes
your so...

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Irish thoughts / the nowhere poems

 

And again
the hand 
of love
hits you
flush and

full in 
your face.
leaving your
shoes rattled
and untied,


and leaving 
another game
of broken
hearted  
solitary scattered
across your
living room
table..

and I find you
there again
between here
and nowhere,


between breathless
and pointless
avenues.
that none
will lead
you home.

I watch you

at another

...

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The cinderella principle /the nowhere poems

 

The cinderella
story was 
never
about 
you.

you are 
so much 
more.
from beginning
to end.

with your
pirate
point
of view.

that can
take
a man
down
with a 
single
look.

make
him 
beg
into the

night,

that you
will you 
never
let him up
for air
again.

legs 
squeezed 
tight,

you heart 
bleeding
out into
the night.

from so 
long 
ago
when 
you lost

...

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Irish love affairs / The nowhere poems

 

The most
unsettling
place that
I have 
known.

the darkest
place
that
I am
alone

are the 
places

I am 
without
you.

tangled
within 
myself.

unsure
of even
my own
human
nature.

the world 
still reaches
out to me.

yet I am
afraid
to welcome
it in.

afraid to
seek my
fortune.

of chance
or change
or Destiny's
wishes.

I knew once
I was safest
in your arms.

in ...

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A different point of view / the nowhere poems

 

It's three

in the morning

and I have

a Jack Daniel's
jitter bug
point of 
view.

stumbling
a little
left and 
then a little
right.

autumn rain
running 
off  my

crimson

jacket's
silhouette.

caught 
somewhere
between
love
and fleeing
to refuge
from  this
train wreck
Of loving you.

candy wrapper
love affair
now melted
all over
me. left
tasteless
and want...

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The hour glass dance / the nowhere poems

 

 

Basking in
love's sheltered
bliss,

open vessel
of times 
searching
sand dropping
south.

sunset colors
smeared, by 

a careless
God's
child like  hands
at play.

we begin.

to count
down the
minutes.

to exhale 
the breaths
that nuture
us,

and
give us
life.

love becomes
our devotion


our loss 
of it,

the bleeding

of our 
tragic
hearts..

time
almost
done.

the...

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Empty spaces / the nowhere poems

you roll
off his side
of the bed.

and wander
in melancholy
around
your room

tripping in
your life
over the
remains 
of him 
and

the pain of
empty spaces.

the dance
partner lost.

there is
no order
 to the 
movement
to your day

the sun 
kisses 
you 
cold.

and your 
love
retreats

to far 
away 
places...

and winters
of betrayal
and pain

that only
few hearts

can bea...

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The healing moments / the nowhere poems

 

My dreams
would 
lie over
you
in lover's
trust.

and I
would
give you
all my
prayers
and thoughts,

and I

would quest
my life for all
that you
have to
give.

and banish all
of the 
misguided
reasons
in your
life why
love 
has left
your 
eyes,

and we
would run
in to
the falling
corona
sun,

to your 
secret hot
places
of sighing
whispers,

and midnight
calli...

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Insecure moment / the nowhere poems

 

Eat the sun.


then 
pull the

rotted roots
out from 
her naked
soul.

suck dry
her tender
marrow
bones.

she will
not be 
saved.

let love
fall deaf,

to her 
Sunday 
school
prayers
and hollow
pleas.

God will
not listen
to her.

she threw
it all
away.

to be this.

and less
than this.

mother with
a neglected

child.

on her
back
constantly
looking up
at peeled

...

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No survivors / the nowhere poems

 

I still

remember,

her cellophane 
kisses.

the ones that
would lose
interest,

somewhere
between
"I love you,"
and "I love 
you too."

the fights 
for the
extra
pillow ,

that started
around
midnight
and then
continued

twelve 
thirteen
rounds 
into
the title
bout night.

rarely 

ending
in a no 
decision.

always
someone
had to
win and
somebody
had to 
lose.

...

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The hunger of loneliness / the nowhere poems

 

The hunger

of loneliness

and it's
shiny white 
teeth,

and cold
chilled
breath

that surrounds
you naked
late
at night,
when

you hear 
every sound
for a 
hundred
miles 
around your
bed.

and every 
night
under
starless
skies it's
appetite
lies unfulfilled,


so it 
returns

where 
it knows

despair 
best.

like a river
flowing
straight 
and true
to you.

again 
...

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This journey back / the nowhere poems

 

The rabbit
hole opens,

swallows you
whole.

no lifeline
no looking   
back.

love on 
the run.

like a 
wild river
damned in
a Cajun 
storm.

a unexpected
change

of course
tumbling over
and over
yourself.

a unexpected
naked 
circumstance
of souls.

veins in
your heart
pulse in
in a barren 
body of  lies

that stings
your ears
and rots your
tongue..

like poison
spaw...

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