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Because I Could Not Compete With Skyscrapers And Swing Dancers
AC (12-16-1981 DOD: everyday / )

Because I Could Not Compete With Skyscrapers And Swing Dancers

[ or: My heart is full of love for you- that I can't use ]

Because now
there is nothing more between us, except,
39 hours and 54 minutes that translates into:

Because this is the last poem
I will ever dedicate to the splendor
that is your existence-
however flawed and creased,
however beautiful and eternal

Because every night I spend, restless
drinking with the moon, watching
as he molds the sky in likeness of your body-
contorts your torso like clouds until
they weep lightning

Because the bed will never
smell of your sweat, and my pillow
will forget the fragrance of
your breath-
and because tonight,
the first time in a long time;
the stars outshine your eyes

Because the absolution of death
could not come at a sweeter hour-
the moment after I lit love’s pyre
and left your ghost aspiring warmth from itself-

Because I forgive you
for ever loving me at all-
I forgive you because;
the heart loves like fire and
breaks like water

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Comments (11)

oh my God. ..superb.
And because i love this. Joe
Infact, the only good thing about this poem is the first stanza, though that has got nothing with the rest.
I loved every bit of it except the first stanza. I'm not sure it fits with the intensity and power that I found in the rest of the poem. Nevertheless, very well written.
.... what can I say when I read something like this.. I'm in awe.. well done' HBH
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