|From Hotel Beds and Other Lesser Known Landmarks
Author: Elise Oddity PM
Poems based on my trip to Europe in early May. [Everything here is so tremendously old, and this gives me a little hope.]Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 05-29-07 - id: 2368551
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On a bathroom floor in
Europe, anonymous and white,
I threw myself down between the shower and the door.
There were voices in the other room:
. . . . did you hear?
My soul is lost somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean;
I think it slipped out in a dream, it must have –
Usually I'm careful with it,
. . . . so damn careful…
Another morning arrives within a swarm of clouds,
And stomachs carved hollow, and the crackling dread
That snaps at my ankles daily, and you…
. . . . I am so sick without you.
(notes: please ignore the punctuation used to put in indents. QuickEdit is a bitch.)