Altered Thermometer

by Cadence Beret


I don’t miss you
I don’t miss me
I miss nothing
I miss no one
     my miss-o-meter’s
     blown out of whack
     since we’ve been torn apart

I don’t feel pain
I don’t feel joy
I feel nothing
I feel no one
     my feel-o-meter’s
     blown out of whack
     since I’ve been hurt by everyone

If you take my temperature
With your regular thermometer
You’ll quickly discover
That I’m colder than death can be

Don’t try to adjust your thermostat
To raise my temperature
Cuz the fire raging inside of me
Is hotter than hell can be

My internal thermometer
Has been blown out of whack
I can no longer function like
A regular thermostat


View other poems influenced by dark matters and heavy emotions in the Somberism category of Cadent Poems, or peruse through the A – Z list where all categories blend into one:


Listed alphabetically, grouped in categories, and featured in collections – you’ll find a poem to suite your every mood at Cadent Poems.

Copyright © Cadence Beret – all rights reserved.


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