GONE 
by  J.N.

ice-struck bones––

 

my veins pump antifreeze.

 

i shutter by Your gravestone,

sitting cross-legged in front of marble.

 

placing rocks atop it.

 

You left, but the

memories linger.

 

treasures––

 

greater than a chest

filled with beautiful gemstones.

 

coffee tears lain over

a chestnut casket.

 

Your pain is 

gone now,

 

no longer aching.

 

like autumn, You’ve left,

leaving a trail of leaves behind,

 

but nothing can

shake this cold.

AUTHOR BIO:

Joseph Noto, who writes under the pen name j.n., is a current MFA Candidate at Emerson College for Creative Writing, concentrating in poetry. Joseph graduated from Stony Brook University Cum Laude with a B.A. in English. He currently studies under the American poet Daniel Tobin.