Paradise Parting

December 2, 2007 § Leave a comment

“Perhaps, there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return” – W.H. Auden


Toughing it out, without a star
Shining in the city, I am lost
Seedy seascapes are
Awaiting urban Pentecost

Grimy visions soaking up rays
From the atmospheres of life
Riding past, sultry summer days
Leaving someone, without a wife

Unaffected, collecting here
The memories pass away
Riding the subway F for fear
Nightclub years, drain of decay

Wondering bargain, behold
Platinum dolls, girls of gold
Colored diamonds sold
For a moment, I’m cold

Sort of scary, my secret
The proposal, weak kneed
Working up shiny sweat
Look at my face, lip-read

Slipping through cracks
Showing up in school, solo
On single shattered tracks
Time for love to let go…

No longer wrestle
With my careful thoughts
Sexual playground nestle
Hidden in strange lots

Glamour, humor, bizarre
I am not, we are…


© Sonya Rose

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