Like a Butterfly Melting

Thomas W Case

My body aches in the waiting and
the night is torn apart;
fractured and shattered by
the memory of you.
Stars shake and die,
and I'm filled with diesel loneliness,
soul sick, like a butterfly melting.
Everywhere I go,
I smell pumpkin pie, lilacs,
and sexual energy.
The day will come when
I'll not think of you;
not write a single line about
you--not feel you in the
attic of my mind;
but until then,
the crows peck at my
heart, spring never comes;
ice forms on my brain,
and life inches along like a filthy worm.

  • Author: Thomas W Case (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 25th, 2023 11:07
  • Comment from author about the poem: Check out my new book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems, available on Amazon. I attached a link to my youtube channel.
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  • John Lee

    well written description of loneliness. Nice job

    • Thomas W Case

      Thank you very much.

      • John Lee

        You're welcome

      • Goldfinch60

        Good emotive words Thomas.


      • aDarkerMind

        great stuff Thomas

      • sorenbarrett

        The obsession of love is well expressed here. Nice images.

      • hotidris

        Excellent poem about the memory of someone you know.

        • Thomas W Case

          Thank you.

          • hotidris

            You're welcome, Thomas.

          • Parisab

            The crow pecking and the life inching away like a filthy worm: like loss, leaving someone to waste away . Like someone waiting for the pain to stop-great symbolism

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