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Address Book

by V. Blake

opened an old address book today.
found numbers for dead relatives
and failed relationships.
half disconnected;
half belonging to strangers by now.
most of these places
don't even exist anymore
and some entries
made better memories
than friends.

funny how much
we think
we know.


Author's Note: I used to write stuff.

Posted on 12/19/2011
Copyright © 2020 V. Blake

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/20/11 at 12:11 AM

I've seriously MISSED your writing.

Posted by Mo Couts on 12/20/11 at 01:17 AM

Those last 3 lines are absolutely, positively, KILLER.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 12/21/11 at 08:46 PM

... brilliant.....

Posted by Laura Doom on 12/25/11 at 10:28 AM

I'm familiar with the detachment dilemma -- we know you haven't lost it...

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/28/11 at 07:13 PM

Talent generally doesn't skip town, and yours hasn't missed a single step. Great work.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/29/11 at 03:53 AM

...and proof your "stuff" is still making good poems. Remember, writing poetry is an honorable obscurity! Thank you.

Posted by Steve Michaels on 12/29/11 at 06:09 AM

And yes, you get it! :)

Posted by Amie Golda on 01/06/12 at 04:01 AM

I too have missed your writing and missed writing poetry...so as I'm sure you can tell, I can very much relate. Nicely done.

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