Three Poems by Taylor Dibbert

Pic by Steve Johnson



With Someone Else

He wanted them
To work through
Their issues together,
Have him working on him,
Have her working on her,
And have them
Working on them,
She didn’t want to do that
And when she kicked him
Out of the house,
There were tears
In his eyes
And when she
Dropped him off
At his new place,
There were tears
In hers
And now,
When he
Runs into her
He’s reminded that
The well of tears
Has run dry and
That the only
Things left
Are the memories
That will continue
To fade
And the regrets
He can’t seem
To shake
And the thought
That he may never
Have another chance
With someone else.


Heartbreak Hotel

He can tell
That some of
His walls
Are starting
To come down
And realizes
That he needs
To go put the
Do not disturb tag
On the
Door handle,
He needs to
Grab a shower
And then
Start packing
Because checkout time
Is coming soon.


Unless He Tries

He’s recently
Been spending
A fair amount
Of time
Thinking about
Second chances
And starting again,
He doesn’t know
If he’ll ever get
A second chance
On the love front
But more he
Heals up
And the brighter
The days look
The more
He’s able
To see that
He’ll never know
Unless he tries.


About the Author

Taylor Dibbert is a writer, journalist, and poet in Washington, DC. He has to his credit three full-length poetry collections.