There's a poem for that

The way you look away at the moment your heart
creaks open, ever so slightly, the brass door chain
remains chained, a peek of light and then darkness.

There's a poem for that.

The way you immediately fall asleep without returning
the favor, without so much as a soft kiss goodnight,
as though your pillow is soaked in chloroform.

There's a poem for that.  

The way you reply to a long text of mine expressing
fear about the future, about us, with just a thumbs-up
emoji, like a pilot signaling the ground crew.

There's a poem for that.

The way you are never wrong, never responsible,
always talking over me, shouting over me,
like you are on the sideline of an invisible football game.  

There's a poem for that.

The way you refuse to go to couples therapy, even though
we have a stuffed silo of problems to work on, announcing,"our relationship doesn't need a referee."

There's a poem for that.

The way you are more concealing than revealing,
never telling the truth because you think it will
upset me and so you lie. Again, again, and again.

There's a poem for that.

This is that poem.

About this poem

There is a poem in everything, most notably in relationships.

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Written on February 01, 2023

Submitted by tgmolitor on March 22, 2023

Modified on May 02, 2023

1:11 min read

Quick analysis:

Scheme xxx A bxx A bxx A xcx A xc A bxx A x
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,129
Words 231
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 3, 1, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3, 1, 2, 1, 3, 1, 1

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Discuss the poem "There's a poem for that" with the community...

  • lovingempath
    Well written and witty, as well as inspiring. I think I'll work on a poem for that :). Congratulations!
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • LinYoest
    You read my memories and summed them up eloquently. Great poem!
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • Symmetry58
    Well-earned indeed. Super poetry here, Sir. Congrats.
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • mikersmithsa
    Why did I pick this one?

    There's a poem for that. And this is that poem.

    Congratulations. I really liked your work. M Levertov
    LikeReply 15 months ago


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