Taking Shots Alone (2) – More Poems by P Chatelain

photo cred: phillipe chatelain

Author’s note: This is an attempt at documenting silent musings oft-ignored. Please consume responsibly. Click here for part one!

i think a chapter in my book
should be “poems not about you,
but may apply”

a word written down is a word forgotten,
in many ways.
my notebook has your name
written all over it.

i figure the more i write
the more …
well i don’t quite know.
i just keep writing as if
there’s something to be said.

open up your
eyes, darling,
the rain has gone away
open up your
heart, darling,
let it wash
away your pain

don’t you ever forget
since the world
is a near-perfect
sphere, you’re
nearly always
standing at the top.
(no matter how down
you may feel)

she was a cute girl
with a nice smile
glasses and a
loose side ponytail.
she had a dress on,
and i missed her.

a la miseria se puede llegar
por diferentes maneras

so critical of my own self
because it satisfies me

I think I will never stop
being proud of blackened dreams,
even though I had nothing to do
with the parts I like.

the sadness i felt when i forgot
yet again
why i hated writing poems
about girls.

if they’re waiting for the revolution,
i’m it.

Author: Mr. Phillipe

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He is a poet from New York City with a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.

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