Illustration by W. Jack Savage

Doppelgänger by Robert Beveridge


Illustration by W. Jack Savage
Illustration by W. Jack Savage

you have turned away from my kiss
the fatality of it intrigues me

I stand having
been marred by my dreams
my innermost thoughts even
betray me

I do not want to be
the thing I become
when I sleep

the fear of sleep
my thoughts now betray
me in daylight

I remember nights entangled
with women
who are not you
I remember love
not like the love
I have of you
these visions are palely attractive
washed-out images
from mind, scrapbooks
I have not opened
in many months

I stroke the skin you touched
the last time
you reassured me of our
love it burns through my stomach

tonight will I hold you?

You have turned away from my kiss
the fatality of it intrigues me.

 


About the Author-

Robert Beveridge

Robert on the poem -“How the present affects the past. How we read meaning/intention into the actions of others.”

Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in CultureCult, Chiron Review, and Random Sample Review, among others.


About the Illustrator

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W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of seven books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com).  To date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over seven-hundred of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.



Doppelgänger is one of the many amazing submissions we have received so far for the second edition of the literary collection The Machinery. To submit for The Machinery-Second edition, you can go here.

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