Pantoum – Thursday class poetry exercise

Pantoum – poetry exercise

I see traces of you everywhere

the apartment holds artifacts of your daily life

So many years we’ve now worked opposite ends of the clock

Sometimes you reach for me at night as we both sleep

the apartment has evidence of your activities

your soccer clothes lay upon library books

sometimes we reach for each other while dreaming

I eat dinner alone every night

your dirty clothes stink up the library books

we share a marriage, but not daily life

you eat breakfast alone every morning

our friends are all strangers to each other

we are married, but don’t share a daily life

post-it notes and text messages are the glue

our friends are strangers to each other

they say distance makes the heart grow fonder

sticky notes and voice mail are the glue

all these years we’ve lived in separate hours

distance makes the heart grow exhausted

There are traces and proof of you everywhere

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One Response to “Pantoum – Thursday class poetry exercise”
  1. "post-it notes and text messages are the glue"What an amazing line! This construct is such a great way to show the disconnect with the couple's marriage lives. Times feels jerky and fragmented.

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