untitled (20170223)

little new in the news
(little love lost between late lovers)

i thought i was a cynic
defined once as a failed, frustrated romantic

but

that’s a digression
that’s a depression
that’s a diversion

everyone wants to be
a snowflake these days
perfect
unique
fragile
as ephemeral as a cherry blossom
and so so cold
so cold you can’t expect
any warmth
just a glint of light
reflected and refracted
an impermanent diamond

no one is a snowflake
you’re all just raindrops
and you’re not even making
me wet

do i contradict your worldview?
very well then, i contradict it

what we have here is a (failure)
to communicate
but it’s only because my mirror
has darkened and cracked
on a different xy coordinate
than your own one dimensional glass

——

for
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
OpenLinkNight #190

22 thoughts on “untitled (20170223)

  1. Ha! Quite a battle cry there, but very witty with it. Like the repetitive, strong rhythm of
    that’s a digression
    that’s a depression
    that’s a diversion
    And then the raindrops not even making you wet!

  2. “No one is a snowflake; you’re all raindrops”….I’ll be pondering those words for a while now! Good read.

  3. “little new in the news” So true.
    “(little love lost between late lovers)” This made me sad. I read a short story recently about a break-up (forget where) in which both lovers were regretful, both longing for what was. My reaction was “Why don’t they try again? Why give up on love just because it’s hard?” I suppose that’s another example of snowflakes. 😦

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