Poetry Blog by david patrick simon (Sep 2017)

For H / the nowhere poems

 

It's a  perfect day,

 

and the

salt air

kisses your

cheeks,

 

and he

strokes back

your hair

with the hands

you trust

and perhaps

even love.

 

seagulls

circling and

it's not even

a thought

in your

head that

they might all

of gathered

here to

circle you.

 

as the

day retires on

 

Oddly he seems

out of sort...

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Out of breath / the nowhere poems

Let the
Kraken
come
to pull 
me down,

deep
into your
eyes.

to drown
and never
let my
body
go.

to wander
unsaved
through
heaven's
gate.


or the
forgiveness
of a 
single
kiss.


bury
me cold
in the 
corners
of your 
smile.

and let the
halls
of time
echo
with your
voice
and laughter.

in all that
you did
to me.

and all
that
I thought
you 
might.

I am
the f...

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Ringmaster poems / Sunday morning

we can
never
go back.

to Sunday
mornings,


with the
loves 
of our 
lives.

turning over
like an
open love
letter
for only
them to 
read
in our 
bed.



holding us
dear.

it is
a reflection
that you
can
never
focus
to clarity.

a heart 
beat
that
skips a
beat, 

and then
never
comes back
to you
again.

a first
kiss

just once.

and then
it runs away
from your
...

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For H / the nowhere poems

 

A moment of etiquette.

she sat

on the

bed with him,

 

uncertain of

the direction

their hearts 

might take,

 

like reeds 

by a lake 

bending in

the wind

on a summer's

day.

 

lying

down to

fate could

possibly be

an option.

 

but he gazed

at her instead 

and an empty

feeling came

over her.

 

and empty 

mome...

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Everything in good time / the nowhere poems

 

Yet again

lost pieces 
of her
fairytale
forever,

are now
torn,

thrown
carelessly

like barren
dead seeds

across 
the shedding
floor.

love letters
from far 
off places.

that won't
be writing
back.

lies shared
in midnight
passion,

between
hot bodies
forged in

a lover's 
fire.

now lie 

expired.

her existence

with him defined
by love 
bought with 

grocer...

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The ringmaster sandwich poem / the nowhere poems

 

A drink of
your smile.

and the
world
feels
lighter
again
.
like the 
underbelly
of circus 
clouds
parading
in the
wind. 

it is 1:00 a..m. 
and I know
somewhere
your
checking
your watch.

waiting
for love
to come.

it's late.

and it leaves
you with
a sickening
gut feeling.

like a lover
who cheated
out your
back door
before you
could awake.

better be
gone.

and...

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Ringmaster / the nowhere poems

 

Beneath the
bleachers,
our toes buried
by misguided
popcorn
bites.

our life
is a wonderland.
of confetti
and caged
animal 
deliverance.

our laughter
echos 
from the 
furled
corners
of heavy
canvas tents.

Sparks fly
from the
mingling
of our lust
at play.

dust
finally 
settled

on a show 
that I thought 
would never
end.

Carney girl
over ringmaster

under ringma...

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Lynn's poem / the nowhere poems

 

 

I know 
that you 
have not
payed
much attention
lately,

but you 
have 
something
of mine
that I have
lost. 

a free 
smile
perhaps or
a runaway
dream, 

or a 
promise
stepped on
and never
given 
a second 
thought.

and so 
now we
dance with
awkward
steps in
Backstories
of each
other's lives.

and I still
applaud
you from
a distance,

as I sit in
penance
l...

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Debra's dilemma / the nowhere poems

 

Enormous
fake boobs.

she thinks 
she walks
on water,

no wait
it is wine
cheap at
that.

I see 
her buy
it sometimes
at 6 in the
morning 
at the
local
supermarket,

when
she thinks
no one
else can 
see.

and she
always
pulls me 
aside gives
me a sloppy 
kiss on
my cheek.

and then
proceeds
to tell me 
her latest
personal 
fiasco.

or about 
this current
lover or...

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The rewrite wives/ the nowhere poems

 

The fire
of a 
believer
still burns
in  your
eyes,

broken
marriage 
promises
kindle the
flame.

twenty -two 
years late..

I have
found
my home.

and here
I have
taken 
the best

of you 
with me.

to this 
place
of love
and joy.

but still


I never  
thought
I would 
leave you 
there

alone.

dreams
unwrapped

like old

forgotten

Christmas presents

in the da...

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Love is a highway / the nowhere poems

Love is 
a highway.

that we
travel the 
back 
roads to
fate's
beginnings 
and uncertain
endings. 

that leave 
us all
weary,

and confused
by the 
headlights
of Destiny's
verdicts
in our 
eyes.

and the 
lies 
of first 
kisses,

and naked
rides home
of our 
youth.

the getting
on and 
the getting
off of
one another.

and the 
journey
carries us
and the 
road 
shapes...

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