Tuesday, 25 April 2017

poetry 2017 / 081

Write a love poem. The poem could be about lovers, but also the love of family, love between friends, or even loving your job, chocolate, or music. Or…
Write an anti-love poem. Maybe you’re a hater; that’s fine. We’ve got the anti-love poem prompt for you.


I used to keep a picture of you
in my wallet, among my credit cards
and loyalty tickets.
I never realised how appropriate it was
to have you next to my organ donation
until you extracted my heart
and chewed it up
like a broken timing belt in a speeding car
waiting for the wreck to happen.
Your image faded with time,
years passing with the loss of reds, of blues
until only the yellows were left
a voodoo doll to your jaundiced heart.

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