For the Woman Who Keeps My Forever

Digital art by D. Raphael

Digital art by D. Raphael

We struggle to appear
as golden embers gone beyond
days of the christchild drawing near
when we get old…winter nights
and brittle cold
drowsy days and melting ice
Februaries’ left over lights
…the dusty tree!
…the old TV!
…the ornaments for rats and mice;

an old man trying hard to pee
worries about a winter fall
…the slippery fracture of it all!

A love that lasts eternity
gets foolish old these latter days.
Oh creature of my heart, I see
that deep orgasm of the dark
…a prayer as good as opium!, your kiss
which keeps all silent bliss
…we disappear into the haze.

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About Sam Silva

Sam Silva has published poetry widely, both in print and online. His work has appeared in Samisdat, The American Muse, St. Andrews Review, Dog River Review, Third Lung Review, Main St. Rag, Charlotte Poetry Review, Parnassus, Rio Del Arts, Big Bridge, and Comrade Magazine. He is the author of nine chapbooks published by Third Lung Press, M.A.F. Press, Alpha Beat Press, and Trouth Creek Press, which were well received in reviews by Shelby Stephenson, Ron Bayes, Steve Smith, and the late North Carolina poet laureate Sam Ragan. Silva has ebooks available without cost at His poetry collection, Eating and Drinking is available for order at online bookstores, and his full-length poetry books are available at Amazon. Three spoken word CDs can be purchased at CDBaby.

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