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Breakup / Lie Close

This is a nonce, playing with the villanelle structure, but using near rhymes in part, and a very short line structure two feet in the first and third lines and a monometer in the middle lines. I think it creates a more intensified emotional context.


It's time I depart.
Time I leave.
Good night, gentle heart.

It's time that I start
to believe,
It's time I depart.

To go, to desert you
Good night, gentle heart.

I haven't been smart -
It's time I depart.

Maybe love is an art
I can't weave
Good night, gentle heart.

I'll let myself hurt
I will grieve
It's time I depart.
Good night, gentle heart.

Lie Close

Lie close. Let me feel
human touch -
something honest and real.

Warm, near, help me heal.
In the hush
lie close, let me feel.

In silence, reveal
(do not rush)
something honest and real.

I hide, try to shield
oh so much.
Lie close, let me feel.

Hear my sigh, my appeal.
I would clutch.
Something honest and real.

Like a dream, an ideal-
as I watch
lie close. Let me feel
something honest and real.

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