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a primer on how to mislead the stars

by Tom Goss

take 1 part dessicated heart petals,
stained with blood of human yearning

mix with 2 parts fossilized true love

shake for half as long as all the times
you've wept Things into words

then swallow


Author's Note: Please check out my new book! ;)>

Posted on 09/05/2004
Copyright © 2024
Tom Goss

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 09/05/04 at 06:11 PM

Tom, I've never read your poetry before, but I'll start looking for it now. This is so incredible. Yes, sometimes sad memories are a bitter drink to swallow. Good Work!

Posted by Anne Engelen on 09/08/04 at 05:17 PM

intoxicating cocktail for sure! cool write :)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/09/04 at 04:26 PM

Intelligent...witty...as brilliant as those stars this poem is meant to mislead.

Posted by JD Clay on 02/21/07 at 02:16 PM

Cool title, catchey formula, great medicine. Good luck with the FDA! I like your style, Tom. Congratulations on becoming the philosophical Poet Of The Day.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/21/07 at 03:41 PM

Congrats on POTD!

Posted by Max Phineas on 02/21/07 at 03:41 PM

Wow I love this one!!! Congratulations on making my day. =) Congrats on POTD, as well.

Posted by Maria Terezia Ferencz on 02/21/07 at 04:17 PM

Reading this caused me to write my own recipe....thanks for the inspiration!! I needed it.

Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 02/21/07 at 11:53 PM

Tom, you truly achieved your goal on this poem in a most incredible and sassy way. Congratulations on your POTD.

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 02/22/07 at 03:56 AM

ouch! visual, visceral, i can taste it~! congrats on POTD. PK

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/23/07 at 03:11 AM

Congratulations on POTD. Sorry it's a day late. I still love this poem.

Posted by Cristy M. on 12/05/07 at 06:53 PM

so, i didn't read this as a potd. i came to this folder because the title is so good and intriguing and this title, in particular, was also very surprising and enviable, if i might say. i like this a lot. it was worth the read.

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