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Thursday, October 15, 2015

She Blows the Candle Early Cold

She Blows the Candle Early Cold

That Autumn, I tell you! You see
She’s so hard on herself it’s killing me

Would-be lazy morning-afters, now I startle wakeful
At the awful, bitter laughter, so self-hateful
That she hurls at the mirror as she stands
Probing grays and wrinkles with hard hands
“Where’s your green going?” she’ll say
“Less and less and less each day!”

Would-be romantic dinners she sits
Poking scornfully at her tits
“Not so perky are we now?”
And my love won’t eat, calls herself a cow
Won’t hear otherwise; heedless of all the times she’s told
She’s lovely, she blows the candle early cold

And now the lights have always to be off
Her lips are hard where once so soft
Then she’ll toss, then rise and pace
No peace no more in our poor place
“Please my love, come back to bed…”
“You’ll love another when I’m dead.”

Maybe I will! Maybe I’ll start tomorrow
And leave her in her spiteful sorrow
Go find me a fey, flowershop girl
Who’ll giggle and pull on a shy curl
When I pat her plump bum and wink
Still got in in me! (leastwise I think)

I’d leave right now, I would, I’d go
If I only didn’t love Autumn so


  1. There is indeed a lot to love about Autumn... Season and metaphor both.

  2. So beautifully written. :) I love your artistic take and imagery that you put into your writing.

  3. I have always needed poetry, and now I have another place to get my fix! Thanks for sharing your words. Such a treat for my soul!

  4. So much damage the self-loathing can do.. You gave another meaning to fall in love,.. (Sorry for the pun).. Wonderful write,

  5. Very clever conceit here! I enjoyed the parallels (almost Shakespearean - but instead of a summer's day, you picked the autumn day). A hard season to love, indeed, and yet, there is something about it...

  6. I admire the idea of speaking and taking the perspective of autumn season ~ It is harder when age and time catches us up on us ~ Of course, it would be nice to find and be with spring season all the time, we can only wish ~ I enjoyed this one, thanks ~


  7. I imagine the season speaks through the crunch of leaves? What a wonderful perspective! :) I wish I could talk back

  8. This is brilliant and now I understand why I identify with autumn at this stage of my life. Not so perky in more ways than one!

  9. I like your poetry. I'll be back to read more.

  10. Spring rises hot to puberty flow..
    Summer comes in many colors
    oh so long..
    Fall slows down..
    now reflect..
    Leaves of
    dreams do
    come back..
    Winter stay
    a place 'till
    Life best
    when emoTioN
    SinGs.. Golden
    Years of Winter
    tRue.. sTress goes..
    comes back..
    Love's gift

  11. Brilliant. I love it. :)

  12. Nice metaphor for aging. I think that adding can be a hard process to go through, as well as to witness in others. Brilliant piece!


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