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The Physical that Was You


05.28.13 Posted in today's words by

KJ Hannah Greenberg’s most recent poem to appear here was A Flash Mob for Holiday Shoppers (December 2012). Her collection, A Bank Robber’s Bad Luck With His Ex-Girlfriend (unbound CONTENT), is available here.

The Physical that Was You
By KJ Hannah Greenberg

Red and gold flags, the physical that was you.
Not day lilies, purple pansies, sunup bird call.
Rather, softly slapped bareback rides,
Interspersed gold nuclide, plutonium,
Bed sheets in July, balloons, tinsel, 
Warm sleep.

Today’s conversation failed with flourish.
Our discutable rickety dipper clattered.
Became monkey faces, moist at night,
Arcade miracles, time card tallies,
Calculated matchbox ponies,
Ichor, etiolate fronds.




One Response to “The Physical that Was You”

  1. Really nice poem! Resonates through the words.