A-Z: X

marks the spot…
where I buried the excised detritus
of a relationship that explored
the very depths of exalted love.

I never considered exceeding expectations,
though I exhausted all extenuating possibilities.
After careful examination of your exhibition,
I am exonerated. No explanation is needed.

I will not further excavate my heart and soul;
I will not exhume extraneous vestige.
Extinguished, heart in exodus, it leaves
only a final example of abdication.

Yet, I know that love exists.

~McGuffy Ann Morris

Poems that have the letter X in the title are difficult to find. I had no “X” poems. So, I wrote this poem for my first A-Z Challenge, in 2016. However, aside from that, this poem is extremely meaningful to me. It is my hope that it may speak to someone who reads it, too.


“My Writeful Heart”:
A= Acknowledgments
B= Believe
C= Camouflage
D= The Drought
E= Exist
F= Final Departure
G= The Guardian
H= The Horologist
I= Impasse
J= Joseph
K= Knowing
L= The Loan
M= Mirror
N= Number
O= Ozark
P= Mr. Peabody
Q= The Queen
R= Requiem
S= Seeds
T= Thirst
U= Unspoken
V= Victory
W= Willow



11 thoughts on “A-Z: X

  1. Well it certainly speaks to me……my first relationship – so full of hope and promise that withered away after many years and left me wondering why – but that “ugly caterpillar” became the butterfly of REAL love. I can see many meanings in your words but the above is what I myself “saw”…………

    Hugs, Pam

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  2. I was lost in the poem and did not realize the “exs” until I got into the second stanza. Though, it is a bit contrived to fit your “X” theme; it says so much and I believe touches on feelings we all have experienced. I know it did for me. Www only two more to go. Good job. Love, hugs and prayers, Janet


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