Category Archives: Poetry Noir

Disturbed

When you know that there is someone there, in the half-light of evening behind the curtain staring, staring at life as it ebbs and flows outside, outside; Your time is fading as they stare, only time will tell who is … Continue reading

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A Nocturne & Several Impossibilities

Of all the rooms in your parents’ house, there is now one which you’ll never enter again, nor see within those mementoes that once signified your childhood; There are now some days hidden from you, that can no longer be … Continue reading

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An Empty Evening & Other Concerns

Of all your books in the library, there is now one that you’ll never read again, nor reacquaint yourself with the travails of its hero on whom you copied your life as a palimpsest; Of all the faces outside in … Continue reading

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Notes on the Poignancy of Suffering

We shared a feigned nostalgia for those things that none of us could remember or would even care to; Of how, the world broke our hearts and left them scattered in a thousand pieces for collectors of detritus in some … Continue reading

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A Flaneur’s Diary

The Man in the paper-thin disguise squandered his spare change on a slice of evening sunshine; His coffee grew warm in a cup on the counter where the clientelle had filled their quota of ashtrays; Watches told lies and nearby … Continue reading

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Broken Words

Listen listen to voices that can’t be heard, their soundless mutterings contain certainty possibly even the truth; Everything creates new perspectives, new words making us strangers in our own land, making us strangers in our own lives; leaving us trying … Continue reading

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Broken Shadows

If everything was nothing and everyone was nobody, why then gaze up at the Moon when it isn’t there? If all lies were true and truth was never spoken, why then rebuke those who want to fall off the edge … Continue reading

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