Trevor Abes: Writer

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What I Learned

A few lines from “What I Learned” off of my book of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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Moving On

When the broken glass of life

Scrapes dead weight from parts of you

You still treasure, gathering the slivers

Is a short path to hypersensitivity 

As opposed to applauding the poetry

Of how long you’ve had your head down

Letting the unfairness nestle

Into the corners of your smile

And bloom into the tender sweetness of a heart

Whose open arms proved insufficient 

The music in your hips newly sprung by bae’s absence

Her face in every woman’s face regardless of age

Stop trying to stop seeing her everywhere

Stop beating yourself up for finding yourself asking

What do you mean what do I mean by love?

Years into thinking the answer was set in stone

Just steep in it and get familiar with how you are 

Too much food to finish for basically everyone

Until someone comes along happy to wrap you up

And save you for delectable exploratory unravelling

Which, for the record, is the opposite of cutting back

To compromise on the tenant between your eyes

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Smoking Between Cars in Front of Our Building

A taste from “Smoking Between Cars in Front of Our Building” off of my book of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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Nevermind Valentine’s: Read Breakup Poetry Instead

Nevermind Valentine’s 🖤 Read breakup poetry instead 🖤

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Unraveller

A lil snippet from “Unraveller” off of my book of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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Moving Out II

An excerpt from “Moving Out II” off of my book of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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First Thanksgiving

An excerpt from “First Thanksgiving” off of my book of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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Love Languages

An excerpt from “Love Languages” off of my book of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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An Introvert’s Guide to Falling in Love With an Extrovert

A reading of “An Introvert’s Guide to Falling in Love With an Extrovert” from my new collection of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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The Answer to Dancing is Yes

Everyone has something substantially wrong with them

At brunch, overcast, maybe you decide to say yes

To the adventurous and inadvisable

Further feeding your little infatuation problem

Superimposing your imaginings of things onto real things

Hoping to chisel your vision into actuality

Unmodulated by platitudes and spared the need for gurgled battle cries

 

Then there they are, in your bed

Having just ridden the subway together

From that show with the description that read good enough to attend

 

They say, I watch the news for my safety

You say, I’ve been told goals should be small

Numerous and directionless

To still have life left in them when you run

Out of original mid-life crises

 

You both hold beliefs that would scare the other

Into a different person

But your limbs and ideologies bend

In the same agreeable way

Which is close enough

When what is absent is a game

Whether you memorize an ending

Or you’re your own accomplice

And call it a new beginning

 

You say, so long as I get to flex my perspective

In seemingly insignificant ways, like

How I stock the fridge for midnight ruminations

Gash ice cream with a melon scoop

Knife a pillow to keep certain memories intact

They say, I don’t need confirmation of your desire

To exercise your right to know yourself

If it involves damaging me

I’m prepared for it to happen

Little Warm Glow

A reading of “Little Warm Glow” from my new collection of poetry, The Breakup Suite.

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Moving Out

A reading of “Moving Out”, a poem from my latest collection called The Breakup Suite.

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