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Afterimage Poems

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Premium Member A Precious Jewel
"i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go..." ee Cummings




In the silent wondrous wonders of my yearning,
you appeared
as a lasting vision burned deep into my eyes

In the flaming...Read More
Categories: afterimage, love,
Form: Free verse



Endless Waiting
Unclear and unfocused thoughts,
Trapped in negative emotions.
I can't seem to chase away the bad thoughts.
All I can do is sit around.

I'm waiting for someone,
But I can't remember who.
I'm waiting so long...
I'm waiting for someone.

My fingers tremble from anxiety.
I can no...Read More
Categories: afterimage, anxiety, dark, depression, loneliness, sad,
Form: Free verse
Ultramarine

It’s the point of no return. 
Eyes dive in, swim, drown, refuse rescue. 

Denser than black, 
fiercer than blood,
a telepathy of purple, 
a saturation of half-remembered yearnings.   

It’s an incest of shades, 
blue impregnating blue a hundred, a...Read More
Categories: afterimage, art, beauty, blue, color, feelings,
Form: Ekphrasis
The Father I Lost
Memories felt after so long repressed
Now burn like a fire inside of my chest 
They flow now as ink from the tip of my tongue 
For the father I lost when I was too young 
These memories loosed like the...Read More
Categories: afterimage, death, father, loss,
Form: Elegy
Moonlit Thoughts



Last night, the "wolf moon's" crepuscular aura glowed.

A luminous peach orb, it hung in its abode 
so spectacularly, that I silently slowed
my weekend walk through the willowwacks, while words flowed,
as molten lava from volcanoes would explode.
Its afterimage was like a...Read More
Categories: afterimage, beautiful, moon,
Form: Monorhyme



Rocking Under Starry Heavens - Deuxieme Jambe
As others Rush out from Subdivisions 
applying War Paint hiding Scars
All have Grand Designs, their own Missions
you feel as Nobody's Hero watching their fancy cars

What You're Doing more than one can ask
The Way the Wind Blows sends the Good News...Read More
Categories: afterimage, celebration, music,
Form: Quatrain
Go Now, Love
I know you have to leave, so go now, love
I'll be waiting here for you, it's okay-
And missing you doesn't start instantly
Since your presence lingers, for a short time
Like the afterimage on your retina
When you've been looking at a light...Read More
Categories: afterimage, analogy, longing, love, missing you, , sweet
Form: Iambic Pentameter
I Wonder
You know I wonder, what's our position look like to you?
The emotions we felt for eachother, to you were they ever true?
Nah, you were looking right through, searching for a place to nest
You found my weakness, piled the sticks and...Read More
Categories: afterimage, feelings, girl, missing you,
Form: Rhyme
Aubade on the Morning After
Im half awake, and glaring at the sunrise
distant brilliance slowly eating at my dry eyes
squinted to best witness the aureate Apollo
refract off blades soaked through with dew
heaven's first blush, midsummer quiet, and coffee scent
cast clarity, light unveiling the burden
weighing down...Read More
Categories: afterimage, passionworld, universe,
Form: I do not know?