Tell me Now – Poem

Last year I didn’t bother to enter the Avbob poetry comp as in 2017 I submitted 2 poems, both rejected.  This year I remembered it at the 11 th hour, started writing this at 10.30pm and submitted it an hour later.  My entry must have been one of the last in.  Anyway it too was rejected so I can put it here.


Tell me now
In this mundane moment
That I matter
That I’m loved
Be specific
Give outlines, to platitudes
Get your eyes
To mirror, your words
For the sake of depth
And resonance
Then, if tomorrow I am gone
The unsaid
Won’t weight your pockets
Like stones
When you wade the waters of loss
And in this transfigured moment
I will know the shape
Of what you feel

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