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Heart

 

On too warm night in a too hot bar wrapped around him

Both of you sipping Crown over melting rocks

Listening to Indie playing on the bartender’s iPod

You would see the bartender slide a glass of whiskey down the bar

To one of the few customers on that too slow Friday night.

 

The too drunk customer gazing up at the soundless TV

At the final scores of the night

Didn’t notice the glass sliding past him

In that empty bar

That somehow stayed open year after year

With the local bands that only played for local bars.

 

You leaning into him, chin on his shoulder

His arm wrapped around you

Would see the glass sliding too fast on the worn wood bar.

And in that moment when the glass shattered

That moment when the gun shot of glass sounded against the worn wood floor

 

You would think years later at the moment he let you go

That moment when he said no

That single word that ended this too lost relationship

In the too warm truck on that too cold day behind the coffee shop

With too many tears

And too few minutes because you knew these would be the last with him

“That is my heart.”

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I enjoyed immensely both of your recent postings. Have you ever recorded your work? We have an audio section to post those as well. I think hearing your performance of this and your other poem would really breathe life into them. But they're...

I enjoyed immensely both of your recent postings. Have you ever recorded your work? We have an audio section to post those as well. I think hearing your performance of this and your other poem would really breathe life into them. But they're great as they stand. I liked in this piece how you put the reader in the moment, I could see that dive bar very clearly in my mind. Well done!

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Joshua Hennen
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a very well crafted poem, pleasure to read

quidquid
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Thank you for the comments This was the first time I've ever posted anything and wasn't sure what to expect...thanks again!

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