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Leslie Anne Mcilroy: Irreparable

This is how the heart breaks.

Never fast. Always rust. Tears

and a metal-like sorrow, eyes

drawn back to before, more

like a heavy, yawning yoke.

.

This is how the heart breaks.

A shattering, a moment

or no moment at all, an un-

m/ended erosion, a beggar

moving in, his stone pillow.

.

This is how the heart breaks.

Wren grounded, hand

empty, wound open like

a window stuck, the wind

barely in and out, the wind.

.

This is how the heart breaks,

on Sundays mostly — broken

vase, big bed, the sun like

god’s head turning away

his shadow, his narrow back.

Copyright 2013 Leslie Anne Mcilroy. First published by Connotation Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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— Leslie Anne Mcilroy

8 comments on “Leslie Anne Mcilroy: Irreparable

  1. Anthony McElroy
    September 23, 2015

    Passion Power Soul

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  2. Anthony McElroy
    September 23, 2015

    Powerful passion The BREAKING of the heart and Soul Yes and The God Head Sun turns as a mother and or father child sleeps are the hard knocks of life on earth Great Poem

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  3. scotcameron2013
    June 27, 2015

    This left me gasping…stunned. Brilliantly evocative. “…the sun like god’s head turning away…” !!!

    Like

  4. scotcameron2013
    June 27, 2015

    This left me gasping…stunned. Brilliantly evocative! “…the sun like god’s head turning away…” !!!

    Like

  5. scotcameron2013
    June 27, 2015

    This left me gasping…stunned! Brilliantly evocative. “…the sun like god’s head turning away…”

    Like

  6. scotcameron2013
    June 27, 2015

    This left me gasping…stunned. Brilliantly evocative. “…the sun like god’s head turning away…”

    Like

  7. abdulmaleekmj
    June 25, 2015

    Reblogged this on oktobertwo and commented:
    originally expressed

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  8. prospermind
    June 25, 2015

    Such a painful progress perfectly described…

    Like

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