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Featured Poems for 8/27/20

Matthew Spira
Aug 27 · 2 min read
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I DREAM
I dream
of the young man
I am becoming
pieces
of the middle-aged me
falling away.

I peek
into my son’s room
he sleeps
his head turned away
from the worlds he creates
on his computer.

I listen
to my daughter
through her door
yelling excitedly
at her friends
through her Play Station.

I watch
our cats
fighting tangled
among the sheets
on my un-made bed
then intertwined
licking each other’s fur.

I think
of my ex-wife
somewhere
she forever dances
alone on that dance floor
where I first saw her
until recognizing my friend
she came over to me
the life built in a smile
the promises
when we danced together
lost
somewhere along the way.

I am
we are
the choices we make
folded into each other.

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THE MIRRORED BOX
I know why
I keep the family portrait
even though rationally
it’s just a memory
of what will never be again.
When I look at the four of us
smiling into the camera
it allows me to pretend
if just for a moment
I am complete and whole.

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Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

Matthew Spira

Written by

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

Matthew Spira

Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

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