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In Forbearance

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In Forbearance

Where was I 
when repo men invaded,
possessed,
boxed me up within his cool heart
fragrant in its distaste of warmer climates?
You know,
climates governed by love.
(Daydreaming of knights, that's where.)

Now I have only so much patience remaining
for this slapstick brain-
a nasty reminder, the heckler of my heart,
what spews sensibility
when I simply yearn to err. 

And I scarcely have time to mourn
his devil's smile
leaving southward in moving vans
transporting my pieces
(all the valid ones)
with him
as I sit numbed,
next to climbing ivy poisoned by my disbelief,
broken
unpaid for.

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  1. Date: 3/28/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, melissa

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:58:00 AM
    Congratulations Melissa on your well deserved featured poem this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 6:08:00 PM
    Interesting write here, Melissa and the Form is Free Verse (you probably just forgot to enter that after your poem) ... Congratulations on your writing being selected to be a feature this week! Hope you and yours have a good holiday and '09 is a good year for you!

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 4:51:00 PM
    Melissa - Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 8:34:00 PM
    Hi Melissa, Congratulations on your well deserved feature of the week. lainie

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured write of the week! Warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Melissa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 5:23:00 PM
    What a fresh view in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Creative use of imagery. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen