A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET

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A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET

A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET

 

 

 

A string of clear rope lights hang

overhead .

“Those are stars” she said.

“We can’t see the real ones from

here so these will have to do.”

 

But the wine is real,

as the cap

is unscrewed.

She told me that she loved me

with all her heart,

but not her eyes.

I told her the same lies ,

but with me it was just

a matter of

thighs.

 

So here we sit under our

make believe stars

with no moon

and the

flowered wallpaper hangs lifeless

between the curtains.

We drink our wine and

make believe it is

tomorrow.

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Doshima commented on A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET

06-11-2010

In a way, most of us live in a world of make blieve, deriving a sort of contentment or thrill , a cup of real wine bespeaks a lot,

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

79VETTE’s Poems (41)

Title Comments
Title Comments
UNOPENED BOOKS 2
THE EDGE 0
LOVE 1
SILENCE OF SNOW 0
MEMORIES OF A BLUE BUNGALOW 0
A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET 1
RED SKY’S IN THE MORNING 3
BLACK KNIGHT 1
SAINT ELMO’S FIRE 3
SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND 1
NO MATTER AT $4.95 1
THE BOX 1
THE WHEEL TURNS 1
UP THE BLUE STAIRS 1
THE KISS 1
A QUESTION OF SLEEP 1
EARLY MORNING COFFEE 1
Crimson Leaf 1
A QUESTION OF YESTERDAY 4
3 A. M. 2
LOUIS 4
THE RIVER 6
FOUR POEM ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS 1
COACH 10 SEAT 12 2
In The Name of the Father 2
ECHOES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT 1
MYSTIC DREAM 1
EARTHS BREATH 3
THE FERRYMAN 3
Winter Tide 3
SCARLET RIBBON 3
THE CROW 5
THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED 5
WINTER OF 33 2
Rain in a Tin Cup 4
PARRISH:CONFE
SSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
2
Crystal of Time 0
Invisible People 1
HOW I LONG 1
THE BOXWOOD TREE 2
THE EMPTY ROOM 3