The Saddest Poem I’ll Ever Write

“I search for a word, the word, one word.”   I looked back, I’m sorry, at all those old love poems To listen to how they made your heart strike. I imagined what it was like when I first gave you that poem-   Now I don’t feel right reading between the lines for a…

Tahiti

I learned about a stock broker who left his wife And his five children to pursue himself.     From Paris he ended up in Rouen, then to Arles, then to Tahiti with a craving     In his heart he couldn’t fill with money, or love.     Alone he died blind and crazy…