Guest Poet Rusty Sivey


So much better
Without the lost
But so very loved
There will be one
That's better for
And needed to be loved
What remains in wait
For the better
Is the most agony ever
Feeling alone, being alone
Tangled in confusion
Waiting to be loved

December, 1997

Rusty Sivey 's Questions:

1. Is the poem understandable?

2. What ideas can you give me for a better poem?

This poem is about after a breakup, you are better off without her/him, and you are waiting, painfully, for a better one. During the wait, it's confusing, you still love your ex and want to look ahead.

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