Two Poems By R. Gerry Fabian

Abandoned Before Spring

Tortoise shell eyes withdraw from injury
which a Puritan pride all but demands.
But gospel glances hint of perjury -
if discovered, will bring harsh reprimands.
Your puff adder pout indicates a slit,
an infection that cries for attention.
You grow strange as if taken by a fit
and seem troubled by mere conversation.
Lace nightgowns know your damp sunrise dream dew
which breaks a spring in your heart to flow slow
seeking the roots of an oak or green yew.
You tell half of the mysteries you show.
You know that the solemn secret shared true
is best kept in fragile balance by two. 
False Fiasco
Who can touch the water of rain storm eyes
without some offhand guess as to the fault?
If one tries to remove the salty lies
there is no set means to gradually halt
the mental atmospheric scar tissue
balance which has been so quickly upset.
Who could have thought that any such issue
in the small space of time boundary set
could explode as a summer time shower
and catch me so without explanation.
I can think of no power so sour
as false tears used in manipulation.
The actress who plays her part on the stage
will one day find no script or written page. 

R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. As a poet and novelist, he has been publishing his writing since 1972 in various literary magazines. His web page is and his Twitter handle is @GerryFabian2. He has published three books of his published poems, Parallels, Coming Out Of The Atlantic and Electronic Forecasts. In addition, he has published three novels. They are: Getting Lucky (The Story), Memphis Masquerade, and Seventh Sense.  All these books are available both as ebooks and paperbacks at all publishers including Amazon, Apple Books and Barnes and Noble. He lives in Doylestown, PA.

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