Poem: A New Love | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: A New Love 

Last Updated: 08/13/2013 3:30 pm
Better. This one’s not crazy, doesn’t scrub her skin
like she wants out of it, pushing hard against
everything to tear it off like a molting snake.

Simple. She’s not scarred, instead, impossibly flawless
like the first real snow of a Connecticut winter.
She’s not broken. She can stand on her own.

Peaceful. No more waking to the sound
of screaming, panicked fists lashing out
looking into blank, hollow eyes begging.

Easy. No more gut wrenching, brain freezing need
to coddle and comfort and protect
to be a safe harbor in the night from demons.

Empty. No one quite able to plug the holes
in this protector’s heart left by my own desertion,
AWOL by choice and damned for it.

Speaking of...

Tags: , , , , , ,

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
"Shelter" @ White Pines at Byrdcliffe

"Shelter"

June 5-Oct. 23 — Outdoor sculpture exhibition organized by Melissa Stickney-Gibson. Work by include Dan Devine,...
Pink & Green, Calvin Grimm Studio Gallery @ Calvin Grimm Studio Gallery

Pink & Green, Calvin Grimm Studio Gallery

Aug. 13-Oct. 15, 3-7 p.m. — Abstract Expressionist Calvin Grimm’s painterly adventures in his ‘artist-built’ home, studio and...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture

It’s high time Chronogram made a newsletter about marijuana. Stay in the know with the latest on dispensary openings, industry news, cultivation tips, and more as we cover the emerging cannabis scene in New York and the Northeast. Welcome to High Society.

Subscribe

* indicates required