3 poems by Jennifer Patino : “Postcard” “the Thaw” & “Watching Rosemary’s baby at 6 AM”

Postcard, Letters, Antique, Old, Vintage

Postcard

There is no
resolution
or solution
when a ghost
hops time zones

You wrote, "I'm all alone,
but the beauty
of the afterlife
is that everything
is automatic,
and nothing
is problematic
anymore."

A glossy photo
of a golden shore
with angelic scrawl,
in my head,
your voice,
a heavenly southern drawl

Impossibilities
were always
your specialty,
and I'm sorry
I can't reply
                            
                    "You never said
goodbye,"

There is no
return address
for loneliness,
no messenger
to throw
a harpoon through,
only a wind chime,
maybe white noise,
a smoke signal,
to let me know it's from you

The Thaw

sadness serenades
from the rooftops,
slick, post-slush,
kiss goodbye
the winter sky

footsteps fill
with floods,
and I pray
you aren't
swept away

I smell daffodils
already, sweet
scented frills,
man-planted landscape

in this dry desert,
the sage, tough
with age, the rolling
tumbleweed;
I long for hills

but I'm in the valley,
in the weeping of
a decade not enough
to fill these
reservoirs

we've made this land
a piece of ours, at least
in where we've lived
and tread,
where we've rested
our jaded heads

sing softly for the thaw,
the melting, the new
moon season arriving,
for thirsty shrubs
that soon
will be thriving

Watching Rosemary's Baby at 6 AM

1.

Mia sits like a china cup
chipping away at French
manicured nails
Wild printed woman, 30
years her senior,
speaks with a table shaking
voice

2.

it's serene
here
underwater,
familiar scene

wait,
i'm the red clad lamb
being led to slaughter

time ticks,
i reminisce,
what did they give me?

3.

polished & forgiven,
too yellow morning
awakening

accusation lingers on the 
skin,
marked & bitten

tea bag evidence
an open window invitation

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Wolfpack Contributor Bio: Jennifer Patino

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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