Raymond Miller – 1 poem

What’s The Emoticon For This?


When there’s something suspect

in these tears I’ve wept;

too wet at the death of one unmet.

What’s the online grieving etiquette?

Are virtual wreaths for poets’ graves

flung silently through cyberspace

as artificial as the  blooms

on manicured, well-tended tombs?

I made you up – a mental picture,

dark and vital, bearded figure,

eyes a-blazing truth to power.

Quick then, take this token flower

thrown to follow through the shade.

Unseen faces cannot fade.





Raymond Miller 

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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