Ours

Our hearts, snatch moments
filled with remorse, vehement
in truths. open
sesame seeds sown
willy nilly in back yard hovels –
dining on scraps
while junkyard dogs
howl.

Our time, spent
gorging on coronary
disbelief, tethered.
strings like chains,
embedded injustice;
cross over
invisible lines,
separated by fools.

Our past, mirrored
back and forth. etched
early Victorian details
beautifully inscribed.
a time of certainty
in knowing places. my
fractious splinters
render.

Our life, stapled
to tea-chests in storage
cubby holes. cramped
piled high walls
lived in once, now
embroidered in newspaper
cuttings – yesterday’s
old news.

Ours, together
demoralised. sucked dry.
used but(t)s,
in overflowing
ashtrays; crutches
stubbed into cajoled corners.
ashes to dust
till death do us part.

© Copyright 2009 Jodine Derena Butler. All Rights Reserved

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4 thoughts on “Ours

    • Thank you Sachin! I particularly like how the poem itself physically resembles the back and forth, to and fro, Similar to the movement of relationships as they evolve. Jx

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    • Cheers Pen. I seem to have a tad of poetry writer’s block at the moment though. Feel a bit weird about airing my trauma’s up on my blog…as it all seems very bleak, sad and tragic…so I must also try and balance my blog with other stuff. Jake does it as well, which is encourageing. Love to you Pen. Jx

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