Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘Shelley Kahn’

Rusty Dreams

Her earlier visions of happiness were Far different from the reality Of that purgatory place she inhabits; Less than what she dreamed it would be In the infancy of her longed for independence. Her personal trailer park of abandoned aspirations Rusts alongside the books she never finished and The toys that sucked the family budget dry.   All those years ago before she left in a frenzy Of hope and […]

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My Parade

My Parade I remember that Thanksgiving day winter-white dress, so short with its fur edging and ties with fur balls at the ends. I twirled them in tandem, waiting to watch the parade pass by from our apartment window.   I remember my father’s conflicted face as he laughed at my finery while my mother lay still and silent in a darkened room, waiting for the pain to pass along […]

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