Empty Gestures

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 18
Write a good for nothing poem.  The poem doesn’t have to be good for nothing, though it’s fine if it is. But maybe it’s about a good for nothing so-and-so, or a good for nothing situation. Or maybe the narrator of your poem has a dark outlook on the world in general.

Grand gestures
Of love are not love. Declarations
On depth of your love for her to others,
Does not mean a thing if she does not see or

Feel this undying, unselfish endearment.
Old hurts do not dissolve in ticking of time,
Rather stay in back of brain, bothersome voice

Nagging and nagging at her ragged heart. She is
Outgrowing your needs, noticing
That she is a person with needs as well.
Hell, she never has put herself first.
It is time to end that relationship that
Nibbles, gnaws away at her flesh–bit by bit. She says,
Go find yourself another sponge.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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