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81h1fz49TIL._UY200_My Featured Blogger this week is River Dixon of The Stories In Between. I don’t know a lot about River, except that he lives in Arizona and writes short stories and poems (he’s authored seven published collections to date). The poem below approaches all-too-familiar territory: the pain of rejection. Sincere-but-amateurish love poems are legion. But that’s not River.

River’s imagery and ideas are fresh, polished, and distinctly his own. Whether the subject is unrequited love or pandemic-driven isolation, he’s always worth reading. Always. As his Amazon author page puts it, River writes about “the darkness and the light which exist in all of us…(and) through this exposure comes an understanding of the common struggles shared by each of us.”

The Stories In Between

I wasn't quite dead
But you buried
Me anyway
It wasn't much Of a ceremony But what Did I expect
I wish this hole Was deeper Because I can still Hear your voice
Going on and on To your friends About all the ways I wasn't right for you
And who invited Them anyway They're your friends
Oh, that's right You did I wish it was Sunday Then you could Move on Go to brunch Or something And Leave me At the bottom Of this hole
You've thrown Enough dirt On me For today
I know, I know You never meant For it to be This way
But I was just so- And too- You needed me To be more- And not so- Yes, I know I get it Okay It's over
If you change Your mind Just know I'll be right Here, waiting In this hole For you…

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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10 Responses to Hole

  1. This is a very effective description of what too many people get themselves into – addiction to a person.
    As James Dobson said, the power in a relationship belongs to the person who cares the least. Sad, but true.

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  2. River Dixon says:

    Thank you, Mitch. I really appreciate you sharing my work.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. I love River’s work. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. nightlake says:

    I have read this poem by River Dixon and liked it. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hetty Eliot says:

    It’s very post-grunge. I like it a lot!

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  6. Piano girl says:

    I love River’s work as well!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ann Coleman says:

    I can see why you shared his blog, and why he has published work. River is very good!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. E says:

    Hit me right in the feels. Good stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sakshi Verma says:

    I love River’s work amazing .Thanks Mitch to share

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