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(I discovered the poem below in a drawer I was clearing out - it is certainly mine, but I have 
no idea when, or why, I wrote it; I have not changed a word of it, but left it as it is)

Don't wait for me
Where the black moment stoops towards the day
I'll be fine, you'll see.
The night is kind, the sweetness of 
The breeze, the still greater darkness of all things unseen.
Who needs the morning
The crack of dawn
The break of day
The fast fall of footsteps on shocked concrete
The shrill call of blackbirds
As the bottles topple like skittles, but into place.
No, the night is kind,
Where the serpents stalk in slithers
And unhinged mothers go in
search of their lost children;
Where tree-branches scratch against windows
Without drawing blood.
Where ravens-in-waiting cluster
Around the thought of death.
What need have I for 
The last cold grip of
Your lost hand, lost to him,
Against the wrenching light of day?

I loved you once;
Go now, somewhere else another waits.
It is the lesser pain.

Copyright © Paul James

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  1. Date: 8/19/2011 5:16:00 PM
    isnt it wonderfull to stumble upon things like that? very beautifull poem:) keep up the good work

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 7:35:00 PM
    Congratulations Paul on this melancholy work of art being featured. It would certainly stand the test of time. Brilliant writing my poetry friend. Aloha

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 2:11:00 PM
    Many congrats on your pearl being featured this week, regards Janette

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 5:40:00 AM
    a treasure indedd that needs to be experienced by all... a taunting, poignant write.. absolutely breath-taking, paul! warmest, nette

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 3:09:00 AM
    this is something my bf told me,its like love knows when to let go. I like this poem because it reminds me of him.I am glad I read it. Keep up your good work