Flightless Force

Michelle Franklin inspired me to write an ode to board games.

Flightless Force

the flightless force of dice
dissolving into avenues
between wrenched ankles
seems worth a broken heart.

© Ben Ditmars 2014

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I haven’t written very many love poems lately. I used to write a fair amount, but for whatever reason I stopped. Tonight, I thought I’d give them another try.


the scent of linen
and a confidante are
cures for superannuated
hearts – and she is more
than radiant.

© Ben Ditmars 2014


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Prompt No. 231 by “HeartSoup