delusion

Emilia Acabeo 1949 (Puerto Rico)



We sit in front of the t.v.
me and him
he sits on his side
i sit on mine
blindly,
shadowy,
slowly,
he draws me closer, nearer
tight
phantomless hands brush against my
hair,
ear,
neck,
sliding
   down my arm
around my shoulder
crushing me to him
delusive eyes
envelope me
turn me inside out
sucking life,
emotion,
heat,
away from my body
leaving me
vacant,
an empty container.

About this poem

Loss of love or a loved one.

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Written on April 04, 1988

Submitted by ACABEO.EMILIA on February 15, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABCDAAAEFGHIJKLEBMANOPQAARE
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 375
Words 81
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 27

Emilia Acabeo

Writing poetry since my college days in the 70's. Have a collection of over 100 poems. Married. Have one son. Former Assistant Principal in a Bronx elementary school. Retired. more…

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