#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 21: “Coronation”


you slowed down enough
so we could see the
sinister faces in the trees,
whistling together
the song of midsummer,
the floral assault
of our shared dreams

wobble walls enclosed
me, waves and arms so
tight, enraptured by
a solstice night, drunk
on elementary memory,
eyes wide opened, refusal
to see how heavenly
we could be

angel, you were disguised
in menace, and mayhem
attached itself to
your name       my shame
was an emblem, your hands
gained momentum      too
quickly, my dear, I was
bound and to blame

crowned and uplifted,
sides were shifted,
laughter from the old us
rang out through the woods

we never stopped with the
parallel theories, the
but we should have

we never had a ‘bye
at sundown, or on any
ground that was good

Image by Joey Velasquez from Pixabay

Published by Jennifer Patino


5 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 21: “Coronation”

  1. This resonates. For some reason it evokes in me the feeling of making a connection with someone just enough but that I need to let that person make their own decisions even if they don’t mesh with mine? There’s a distance that grows sometimes between people and is necessary. Thank you for putting this dilemma, this feeling I have sometimes, into words so well.

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