The Authenticity of a Gossip

Lean in close —
against your better judgement,
of course — listen to the talk
of wild nights,
full-tilt indiscretions,
justifications and temporal promises.
Try to back away —
after all, this is really
beneath you — but linger
a moment,
wait for the balance
of the tale,
where doubt met pain,
disillusionment begat heartbreak,
and love was never
a variable in the equation.

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5 responses to “The Authenticity of a Gossip

  1. I would never gossip.
    I might linger for a moment, waiting for the balance of the tail –
    just to ensure that It is in fact “rubbish,”
    and I can go on with the seriousness of my own life.

    Thanks, Randy

  2. I very much like this, Mark.

  3. Where doubt meets pain..yes I think that is where authenticity and truth may well lie.. A thoughtful and thought provoking poem

  4. doubt, pain, and perfect word choices.

  5. and love was never
    a variable in the equation.

    Yes, never to mess around with love. It demands great respect for the simple reason that two hearts are involved. One never have to gamble with emotions. Very true Mark!

    Hank

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