Denton Writes 2010-Adult Poetry Winner-Free Verse-Angie Kimmel

 

From the Back Porch in Beaverton, Oregon

By Angie Kimmell

So much has occurred in so little time.

I squat here, barefoot in the chilly evening

alone completely

for the first time in my life.

I’ve lost all that was worth something:

my soulmate, partner, best friend.

I count the days by cigarettes.

Dizzy, empty, spent

a year will tick by,

measured by rain, crisp, cold hikes

365 packs

4300 cigarettes

I miss your eyes, your shoulders

your laugh.

I can’t smile anymore.

I sleep on the couch

and dream of you walking through the door.

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