Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘Sarah Lilius’

Marriage On a Bad Day

My husband primes his straight razor. I don’t understand the strange paraphernalia except for the silver blade where our reflections frown. Orchid roots stifle in a breakable pot. Who shoots orchids like it’s a gun range? Can you even accurately kill the center? The soft place every pollinator wants. He won’t kiss me on the mouth, like he doesn’t want what I have, the intense way my brain captures a […]

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Egyptian Sorrow

I wash bath mats that held your urine like a flat chalice, a mistake in cat whispers, so soft human ears can’t hear. I wait for your ghost, the truth never reveals, no foggy apparition of love, of message. Dishes with your food still sit, perfect stones in a special spot; your lack of appetite came on like a thunderstorm, and when you couldn’t hold your body up, I felt […]

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