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You Know Me Well
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By Louis Gander
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You Know Me Well

My breath on pane

is all in vain.

It's bitter cold outside.

With fog on glass,

the hours pass.

I swallow deep, my pride.


The plume atop

my quill would stop

with only me to thank.

There are no herds

of rhyming words.

My frozen mind is blank.


I pray to God

but find it odd

that rhyme's don't come to me.

At any cost

I am so lost.

Is this just meant to be?


But it is rare,

that I would dare

to leave before I write.

Though inkwell's here

words disappear

on parchment through the night.


Not thinking 'prose'

my words are froze

just as it is outdoors -

with barren trees

all stripped of leaves,

like extinct dinosaurs.


Now I confess

that I digress

from what I want to say.

It sure does seem

I'm losing steam.

My poem drifts away.


Should I explore

my mind some more -

that's vast as the frontier -

or let you think

I'm out of ink

and end this poem here?


Oh, what's the use

for such a truce?

I'm finished anyhow.

I sure can tell

you know me well.

You're raising one eyebrow.


©2016 louis gander

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Submitted: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2016

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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