Poems by Melpomene

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  • The strangest things I've told you:
    I ride the bus to class so I never...

  • I have written about loss like
    my body is tomb for cupid arrows...

  • I can't find you anymore
    and there's a landslide in there...

  • Your rosary rests on my chest
    like it's praying for me, like it's...

  • When death took you, you refused
    to go quietly. Sirens echoed in the pit...

  • Your mother has been worried
    about the exit wounds on your shoulders...

  • The next train you depart on
    will hold the scent of cane fields and...

  • The billabong booms with the kind of
    blokes and bush rangers that rest bundy...

  • Atlas (3)

    I'm not sure if you know this but
    seagulls have died here. Their corpses rest...

  • The street lights don't hold us
    anymore; there are only clouds and curtains...

  • When you write
    I feel my muscles detach from my spine...

  • Nostalgic (7) 3

    I have been wearing
    the perfume of our past on my skin...