Unrequited by Tom Montag

Her pale loveliness.
She is an alien creature

you cannot hope to know.
You should not try to

imagine her perfect symmetry,
the consonance of her harmony.

She will turn from you.
You must love your sadness.

Tom Montag head shot

Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. In 2015 he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August), with other poems at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Provo Canyon Review, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.

 

 

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