Poem: Only a Memory

By: Dr. James G. Piatt

Broken vase

In the room
Where the broken
Vase exists
Dead roses weep
In sorrow,
Covers the
Rumpled bed,
Splintered glass
The diary… unfinished,
Too late…
Lost in
A window
Broken by
False promises
Of love
Into the street
Where a
Formless thought
Of love lies wiggling,


Dr. Piatt is a retired professor, poet and author. Broken Publications published his poetry book, “The Silent Pond,” in 2012. His second poetry book, “Ancient Rhythms,” will be published in the fall of 2013. Over 360 of his poems have been published in over four-dozen magazines, books, and anthologies. His poem, “The Night Frog” was recently nominated for best of web 2013. His poetry books and novels are available on Amazon.

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