My jealousy a phantom limb…

Always taking submissions for Underfoot. Send 8 poems— any length, previously published is fine, along with a bio & a paragraph on you process, poetic philosophy, what poetry means to you, or all 3 rolled up together; i am interested in transparency, i want to see through you— to danielpaulmarshall85@gmail.com.

My jealousy a phantom limb
—the young French lad
studying architecture | his love
a Korean girl with a broken leg

but a fixed heart— bit of serendipity
: (i met them last night
in a local café down the road).
Everyone is important | sadness

sustains | there is function |
mobility though heels dig-in |
hesitant to being dragged home
—elsewhere | lovers remain

: how is it that we gamble
good for uncertainty…?
Though i witnessed the departure
of these young lovers | i still

think train stations more upsetting
than airports…some…thing
about | grounded travel | the limit
of distances | obdurate tracks.

Evening broke the clouds
& too | likeness of talk in
the open where the nearness
of sun is eclipsed by want.

5 thoughts on “My jealousy a phantom limb…

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      1. A gent as ever Steve.
        It’s taken me a long time to write anything about love, over a decade. I think this might be the first instance where love is the major theme & circumstance in any of my writing.

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