Fear of Death – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #poetry

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The following is a fragment from my poem Fear of Death published in my collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings (Vita Brevis Press, 2020).

ah, I forgot to tell you when I meet you in my dreams
Arabella still sells bracelets in the silver market
she asks me every time about you
while lizards run their greens into the nearby parkette
I lie and promise her youโ€™ll come next time
to buy another bracelet and some juicy limes

now in the silence of long purple nights
the silver bracelets do not hurt my flesh at all
but every minute you are not with me
cuts yet another wound
into my soul

Gabriela Marie Milton
Pushcart Prize Nominee
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author
Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (ed.), Experiments in Fiction, 2022.
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Vita Brevis Press, 2021.
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Vita Brevis Press, 2020.

110 thoughts on “Fear of Death – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #poetry

    1. Thank you so much dearest Cassa. I love readings yours too hon. Sending love. I hope all is well.

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    1. Thank you my beautiful Jaya. From the bottom of my heart good luck with everything.

  1. Hi Gabriela. I was reading some Neruda the other day and noted his facility for working abstract ideas back to concrete images, so that the imagery was not โ€œbased onโ€ the ideas but seemed more like the hidden core, like the ideas were based on them and not vice versa. Thatโ€™s what you do to the subjective registers of human feeling. For that, youโ€™re the best!

    1. Gary, you humbled me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The comparison with Neruda is more than I can ever hope for. Thank you again!

  2. I adore how you play with consciousness, and the manifestations of the three states, inferred, a reality nonetheless, as evidenced with the cut to the soul. A gorgeous excerpt, Gabriela. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

    1. Thank you so much Jeff. Very grateful for your wonderful words. Have a lovely evening.

    1. Thank you very much. I am truly humbled by your words. My very best wishes ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      1. Hon, you are so king. I found you too and I am also sure I will enjoy your work ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน

  3. Really sweet. This not only reads like a poem but also a shorty story. I liked it very much. Come by and check out my blog. I have a couple of poems as well.

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