Love Story I by Neil Ellman

I can read the future
in Tarot Cards
the tick tock
of a death clock
and the entrails
of a slaughtered sheep.

In palmistry
and coffee grounds
I can even know
the words you’ll speak
before you’ll form them
in your mind.

By the stars
and murmuration
of the birds
I can see
Into the fire and crystal
of your eyes
and know your soul
as well as I know mine.

I, like a chicken
pecking at a grain
of corn,
know what will
become of us.

neil-ellman
Neil Ellman, a poet from New Jersey, has published numerous poems in print and online journals, anthologies and twelve chapbooks throughout the world. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Net.

 

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