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Bitter Blue

by Alisa Js

for those who wear your shadow's face
we ran along the water’s edge
to leave behind those latent tales
of Christmases that tried and failed
to catch a glimpse of those remaining shots,
such pain and thievery

we tried, I know we did
and for a bleak pause at sudden recovery,
the moment stopped
we were done
in one broad flash,
worthy of cinematography
full scale
grandiose,
complete with trumpets and a splash of glee

not to last
not meant to be,
and now I travel light
memories weigh not so much,
though I venture near
the time of need and bitter blue …

12/18/2008

Posted on 12/19/2008
Copyright © 2021 Alisa Js

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/19/08 at 07:12 AM

I loved the rhythm in the first few lines, nice flow there. I must say, one of my favorites of yours.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/13/09 at 03:11 PM

I agree. The last stanza was outstanding! Great write

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