“Beautiful” by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

ten years later all I can
remember is we both liked the
9th symphony best. that & the sex.
I saw U on the Boardwalk, black hair streaked
w/ grey &
lion wild. my throat closed, then my heart.
U looked right through me, past me, out to sea.
maybe U were looking too hard.
I was wearing Prada sunglasses & no make up.
I’d left my flashy engagement ring at home
on the sink.
I didn’t stop. U didn’t see me or it’s
been too long.
have I changed all that much?
U looked beautiful, btw.

Alexis Rhone Fancher

All Rights Reserved

© 2009


  1. lkthayer · December 12, 2009

    my favorite type of poem, short, to the point, no fat, but very juicy! xoxo –LK 🙂

  2. Jaymie · December 12, 2009

    moment by moment by moment

  3. vicki bjornson · December 12, 2009

    as good as it gets here. every word chosen like a jewel. i loved it

  4. Julie · December 12, 2009

    Agree with Vic. Talk about murdering your little darlings to achieve perfection.


  5. Dhyan (AKA Utopain Fragments) · December 12, 2009

    the title say all i could say.
    a beautiful tale told with words chosen with a tweezers

  6. Linda Bishop · December 13, 2009

    Makes you think . . . we all wonder what happened to people we know and maybe once loved. Then a moment arrives where we see the person and can learn the truth. Sometimes we grab it, but often we let it slide past because finding out what happened from somone’s own lips is a two-way street where they can say, “So what have you been doing?”

  7. Adesh Kaur · December 13, 2009

    O Alexis. Perfect poem. “maybe U were looking too hard.” “…. on the sink.” You are amazing. I will read & read & read this one.

  8. victoria · December 14, 2009


  9. Yolanda · December 14, 2009

    It made me feel chills followed by a bit of sadness. A what if. Another good one, Alexis. Keep em comin!

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