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Richard LeDue: Sentimental Love Poems Shown to No One

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Art by Maddisyn Condora © 2024

Sentimental Love Poems Shown to No One

 

by Richard LeDue

 

No one can stop you

from closing your eyes

and dreaming of a dead face

from some childhood film noir

you don't remember the name of,

 

and even if you can't make love

to a shadow,

you still write love poems

on the back of weekly grocery lists

that you always forget at home,

 

and even though the meat manager

asks how you are,

you'll lie and let your broken heart

find camouflage among ground beef

until a new cashier smiles at you,

ruining all that pain

that made your life comfortable.

 

 

Richard LeDue (he/him) lives in Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. He has been published both online and in print. He is the author of nine books of poetry. His latest book, It Could Be Worse, was published from Alien Buddha Press in May 2023.

Maddisyn Condora is a full-blooded Italian girl, born and raised in Jersey who speaks her mind with no filter or regrets. Loved by her friends and family, as well as the center of obsession for some of her exes. But what else could be expected from a Scorpio whose hot mom and role model is none other than Cindy Rosmus?

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