Michael McFee

(Carolina / United States)

Valentine's Afternoon - Poem by Michael McFee

Four lanes over, a plump helium heart—

slipped, maybe, from some kid's wrist
or a rushed lover's empty front seat

through a half-cracked car window—

rises like a shiny purple cloudlet
toward today's gray mess of clouds,

trailing its gold ribbon like lightning

that will never strike anything
or anyone here on the forsaken ground,

its bold LOVE increasingly illegible

as it ascends over the frozen oaks,
riding swift currents toward the horizon,

a swollen word wobbling out of sight.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Valentine's Afternoon by Michael McFee

  • (2/14/2016 11:24:00 PM)


    Lovely poem. A simple moment of ordinary life immortalized. (Report) Reply

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  • Barry Middleton (2/14/2016 9:13:00 AM)


    LOVE it. We have all seen the random escaping balloon. Love has finally broken the bonds of earth., (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 9, 2016



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