Posts Tagged ‘Break-up’

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Your key is silent

The lock to my heart is shut

Love has corroded

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© Paul Nichol.  2017

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Posted: February 6, 2015 in 2015, Haiku, Poetry
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the rubber duck bobs

impassively between us

that sinking feeling

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© Paul Nichol.  2015

Tanka 47

Posted: March 29, 2014 in Poetry, Tanka
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You sat by the fire,
bathing in the warming glow.
Your smile flickering.
Was our life so terrible,
that you had to destroy it?

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© Paul Nichol.  March 2014

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Pillow,

uncreased.

Cotton misses smile.

Bewildering expression,

on me.

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© Paul Nichol.  March 2014

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You, who extinguished the tall flames of my expectation

bruised my flesh, fastened chains about my ankles

tethered my adolescent whimsical thoughts

around the stake of paranoid jealousy

imprisoning my individualism

in a cage of cold wrought

soulless steel. Your

inadequacies

denied

us

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© Paul Nichol 2013