Poetry. Technicolor Goodbye by Word Rummager

Poetry. Technicolor Goodbye by Word Rummager

Poetry. Technicolor Goodbye by Word Rummager. A beautiful poem for a beautiful day. Art is everywhere, Yareah friends.


Goodbye. Photo by George Hodan

Technicolor goodbye

this isn’t a noir film

this isn’t pretty

or glamorous

it’s gritty and dour and grim

saying goodbye at the train station

looks so pretty on a postcard

steam and smoke billowing artfully

men in fedoras

women in gloves

but when it’s technicolor

and it’s us

it’s heart-ripping, soul-trampling

bright fluorescent lights pierce

gaudy grime covers the train

the people on the platform

look like Van Gogh’s peasants

it’s all too sad

and I so want to play it cool

I have no cigarette to flick

you have no witty iconic statement

there’s no swelling music

just a plaintive

“don’t go”

that I keep to myself

but that you read in my eyes

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"Andira finally put own to paper (or actually fingers to keyboard) in middle age as she recognized her need for a creative outlet. She began her Word Rummager blog recently after realizing she couldn't contain the ideas rattling around in her head for years. She loves to talk and think and write and often writes like she talks, without thinking. She is working on her first volume of poetry and has been featured on various online sites. She lives in Pennsylvania with a very patient husband and their two children whom are true joys. She is happy to be able to participate in this time of growth and technology when so many voices can be heard."

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