FATE’S LILTING LAUGHTER by Jeffrey Littrell

 

I cannot abide the solitude

turned angry and embittered

by fate’s lilting laughter

 

the silence, deafening

the darkness, luminescent and purple

the torment, etched inside me in indelible ink

 

amid clinking glassware

and the soft-jazz pulse of a martini bar

people chatter and mingle

 

yet there is a clouded vacancy

in all their eyes

if they meet my gaze at all

 

scattered thoughts, disjointed memories

( baby’s breath, seashells, Mateus Rose )

come to mind and quickly flee

 

recollections so surreal

it’s as if it all happened

to some better version of myself

 

leaving me lost

broken and bruised

a casualty to fate’s lilting laughter

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About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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