opposites attract

opposites attract

A Poem by Ava Laveau 🥀

opposites attract


bright smiles behind  
brown lips 

strawberries taken by  
chocolate grips 

flowers, mine dead 
yours red 

hand holding, my right 
your left 

warm embraces smother me 
like gravy 

goodbye kisses, heart fogged 
eyes rainy 

bed full but still empty 
heartful and still empty. 

© 2020 Ava Laveau 🥀

Author's Note

Ava Laveau 🥀
how does this poem make you feel? What are you getting from the end of the poem?

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What I'm getting from this one is that someone got dumped. It seemed fine until "goodbye kisses," then went rapidly south. The last two lines reflect woundedness

Posted 3 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I would say, opposites attract, but only for a short time.
Also, one is living in the dark surrounded by light.

Posted 3 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ava Laveau 🥀

3 Months Ago

Thank you Paul! You're hitting the nail quite close.
Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Got weeks in isolation to study it more. I will return.

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Added on March 23, 2020
Last Updated on June 15, 2020
Tags: poetry, poem, writing, writers, sad poetry, dark poetry, poet


Ava Laveau 🥀
Ava Laveau 🥀

Chicago, IL

artist & writer of many forms | queer black woman | UIUC21 | creative writing major/TESL minor | kinda shy but nonetheless talented | I often watch horror--including in the morning socials// - .. more..