Since February

By Doom Mantra

I imagined an entire lifetime
of us in an hour, as if tomorrow will

be plucked by heaven. Our very
last time, I gazed into your eyes

for a dose of mortality, as your voice
slid off your tongue and into oblivion.

You were always so beautiful, as you
held my heart at gunpoint. Now I

fantasize of hanging myself by
life's frail strings, or drowning my throat

in your liquid memory. Instead I am
strangled by the frigid hands

of disappointment. Silence could not
be more deafening. Your phantom

existence serves as an arctic omen
on the seemingly warmest of days.

I have not moved from where you
left me, lily-livered, and I am still


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Copyright 2020 Doom Mantra
Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"

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  • SickSanityJenn On Thursday, September 3, 2020, SickSanityJenn (259)By person wrote:

    Haunting, this lingers. I read it over and over.

  • Queazenart On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Queazenart (239)By person wrote:

    Your formatting somehow empowers the punch of your words, and your word choice was already strong. Like your tags suggest, this could be read as a piece about unrequited love, though at first I read it as a poem about the passing of a lover- Or the death of the love once felt? It's open ended enough to let the reader decide, I think, and I really like that. Thank you for sharing.

  • Alanarchy On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Alanarchy (1220)By person wrote:

    I'm in tears. Too close. Hits too close.

  • Drea On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Drea (1486)By person wrote:

    Damn. I felt this

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