Almanac Poetry: ‘Everything Falls’ – Tommy Mallet

 

 

 

Everything Falls

 

A tear rolls

within her motion,

down her perfect cheek,

gathering in the corner of her perfect lips,

along her perfect neck,

pooling in the curve of

her perfect collarbone,

before falling, framed by her perfect breasts.

 

I watch her, on top of me, in this midnight,

framed by billowing curtains of hot,

desert winds,

embraced by their sweat,

shadow and streetlight.

 

She is perfect,

skin to gentle soul,

yet I’ve been less than kind.

 

I find it hard to believe I’ve been in her

for four years.

 

Her hips roll, easing back

into another slow thrust,

as the tear hits my chest,

and another swells,

 

In this most tender moment,

of her leaving,

 

as everything falls.

 

 

More poetry from Tommy Mallet can be read Here

 

 

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Comments

  1. John Gordon says

    Beautiful, heart-rending and I hope not autobiographical Tommy.

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