Poem after César Valejo

Because today is where
Everything breaks my heart
I will prepare
Better for tomorrow
With a yellow cup and a blue
Saucer because
Today everything beautiful shows
Some skin and a glimpse of lace is

Because today I am forced
To face, with my skull
Where my heart was,
To face life full
“And god knows where it’s off too?”
On the razor of love
“I say good riddance”

“Wait!” Before you start
the condolences
My corner eye spies
Grief and joy
Hand in hand
Skip and sing
the nursery rhyme



© 2013 Abby Smith, Writer