Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘silence’


Your friends live far away, scattered across cities and states. Sometimes you call to say I miss you, but then silence spins itself out across the wire, meanings lost behind sighs and half-stories. Mostly you do not call them, because you are tired, and it is tiring to miss people whom you cannot reach, who live in cities you cannot get to because you are poor and busy, and when […]

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After All

The other end of my phone is empty echoing your voice mail, each evening your name is locked in time, the space I knew I could call you mine, the days I wasn’t asking: Where are you love, my love, my God, where have you gone, what have you done and who knows how to hold you with the caress of their words when the world splinters in the quiet? […]

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