Sparks of a Liar


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written nov 08. I had just started the divorce.

Sparks of a Liar

You smoke there, wrapped in the absence of moonlight. 

Dare you look in the window?

You want in but not for me, spite

from an artless beast.


Lowered the blinds of the kitchen in time to

see the winks,

red sparks from a lighter give away your angle-

escaping shards of breath forewarn

how every dysfunction we suffered

is mine to untangle.  


Little visible except the spark, the breath,

the dysphoria of your angle,

even that is probably a lie because you are artless,

deaf to the hovering dark

that has already crushed us.


A train whistles in the distant empty,

as the first flurry of winter comes

to help hurry you away.

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Rhymer commented on Sparks of a Liar


Captivating work.....................10 from me...........................

alb29oclfl commented on Sparks of a Liar


the end of a relationship is never a pretty think, having been there I can see what you are saying, nicely written

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

KimberlySD’s Poems (10)

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Climb To Happy 4
Sparks of a Liar 2
In Love With the Enemy 3
Almost Balanced 2
Unburied 4
Rekindle 5
Spring 4
Exit Earth 4
Doubt from a Tree House 4
Moving On 6