Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Losing Cheyenne

On the chalkboard wall in my office
you wrote your name along the corner
near the door frame, drew a pink heart
and some strange design closer to the
floor, wrote the words “Hi, I love you
guys.” I’ll keep the memories of you
belting out a Drowning Pool song with
your own lyrics – “Let the bodies hit
the beach!”, riding go-karts in Ocean
City. All you want to do now is get high.
KendallKendall A. Bell‘s poetry has been widely published in print and online, most recently in First Literary Review-East and Drown In My Own Fears. He was nominated for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net collection in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is the author of fifteen chapbooks. His most recent chapbook is “Be Mine”. He is the founder and co-editor of the online journal Chantarelle’s Notebook and the publisher/editor of Maverick Duck Press. His website is and his chapbooks are available through He lives in Riverside, New Jersey.

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  1. Great specifics…really like the poem.

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