“Untitled” (February 13th 2014)

Last week, I gave away free Valentine’s Day love and admiration poetry at the Mid-City farmer’s market here in New Orleans.

A huge thanks to Moisés for giving me an amazing box of onionskin typewriter paper last year for my birthday. This was the first time I’ve used it. The translucent, textured, fragile essence made for a perfect poem this Valentine’s Day. Love at first feel.

Here’s one of many poems I wrote during downtime.

Untitled: February 13th 2014 by billimarie typewriter poetry

“Untitled (February 14th 2014)”

We drift in two directions:
sun-smoked wilderness
and dried earth, feral stars
disaligned*. It would take one year
for this soul
to catch up with that body.

february 13th 2014

  • I have no idea if I was going for “misaligned” or “disarrayed.” I remember both were in my mind while typing, hence the new word. I liked the meaning behind wild and casually cluttered stars being out of alignment with not only each other, but every other surrounding element, as well.

5 thoughts on ““Untitled” (February 13th 2014)”

  1. it’s the vocation of the poet to invent new words and this one is a delightful fusion…the poem is so very perfect for Valentine’s…

    1. Thanks for this comment, John! With Valentine’s Day coming up once again, let’s hope the spirit stays near. Happy new year 🙂

  2. This is a really sweet and very powerful poem. Speaking from a long term relationship that often sees me and my partner on different sides of the globe I find the idea of drifting away but being reunited later oddly reassuring.

    1. Thanks for checking it out, and for sharing your story. Your comfort speaks volumes about your character, a mature and wise footing that not a lot of people can keep up with. Happy new year! 🙂

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