Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘aging’

Punch List

By now having memorized the pebble-grained texture of the ceiling and having mowed the lawn last week and having paid off the mortgage last month and having put the youngest through college last year and having blinked farewell to the wife earlier in the evening, he noted the waning level in his IV bag. Excelsior!— the ultimate chore on a meticulous list.     R. A. Allen’s poetry has appeared […]

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Does age give us grace, or do we surrender into it ourselves? And when we get that grace, is it a blessing or is it a tool?   Whatever you’re looking for, it won’t come now. Not in the long-lasting beginning.   I want to not want and maybe someday when I’ve stopped wanting, every item I ever wrote  on my Christmas wish list will show up on my doorstep.   And […]

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