Poets Corner: The Problem When You Love Someone


The Problem When You Love Someone and Their Stuff They Leave Behind

First… you read familiar passages among their dog eared pages of Shelley, Yeats and Job.

Then as time passes,

you find the songs you both sang are not nearly the

same as those sung alone…

At last in your loss you find the ones you thought you

knew by heart

had another beat, another pulse,

In Fact They Read Another Book Altogether…

J. M. shea has been a resident of Martha’s Vineyard since 1989. She moved away for a couple of years during 1993/94 but returned and has been here since. She has had many occupations on the Island. Currently she is a private care aide for special needs elderly women.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times welcomes contributions to Poet’s Corner. Dan Waters, former poet laureate of West Tisbury, will select poems to be published here. Submissions should be directed to dan@indianhillpress.com.