The Business Of Love

The Business Of Love long poem

Photo by taberandrew

I was your fool
motley of a business suit
tie and mirror shined shoes
drinking clear liquor from a flask
just to get through a day
without seeing you

I lived out of my closet
all my things you’d touched
touching me
shirt cuff caresses
smell of your perfume on a dirty collar
wrestling around
choked by boneless limbs
trembling on the slitted light
on a narrow strip of carpet

you couldn’t make me feel any worse
my ears shuddered
the bug of my brain
clawing to escape
even it was sick of the lies
a whole universe I invented
to justify our touching
an explanation of our love
doomed to kill us
or die

what happens when you realize
as a child
you won’t grow up to be a cowboy
a ballerina won’t ever have
the steady hand of a surgeon
compromises stacking up in your soul
driving you to accountancy
masochism of paperwork
staring out at a sunny day
you shrug into your coat
against the chill of air conditioning
or so you think

I am a worm
escaped from the most delicous apple
ate myself sick
ate myself free
addicted but no longer delirious
over what we had
ready to take on reality
yet also ready
to take another dose of you
explore our sickness again

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Profile photo of GlenDodge


Signup / Login to follow the poet.
a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of

An Love Agony At 10:30

An Love Agony At 10:30 short poem

At 10:30, Silence Dispersed,every edge withdrew with dark, The moon was pale, still brightening as diamond spark, At the tree, an owl hoot, at surface dogs barked. Sudden, I heeded, the sound of footsteps was appearing from the street, exulted

Love Is

Love Is long poem

Love is It is not just doing what crosses your mind without thinking about it or doing things just to look good It is much more bringing a genuine smile in the face of a child or truly promising that

Dear Love

Dear Love long poem

Dear love, I have always wanted to understand you more, But first of all, you must know you are the one who I most adore. Dear love, will you stand by me through the most rugged journeys of all? Dear

Love Over Hatred

Love Over Hatred short poem

Far away from the world of love, hatred and war There is yet another world breathing silently Thats the world of love we call. There holds no boundaries No caste or creed Its purely emotions swirling freely. No land is

Love Is In Air

Love Is In Air long poem

True love is something so elusive. True love between two people is the most precious of gifts, Falling in love is not just an expression. Love is a powerful force that cannot be dissuaded. Love requires a lot of faith.