Cement Face

Sunlight crosses my face

in my empty house where

feeling good has moved

beyond my reach and


no reason to rise has

entered my mind or to

open my eyes because

the day has arrived.


I’m wondering why I’m alive

When I’ll never regain the

desire to love or to live

like I had when you let me


love you night and day.

With you gone a smile

can never break the

cement covering my face.









About The Author

DiBuduo is also the author of "Crime A Day," a nonfiction book, "A Penis Manologue: One Man's Response to the Vagina Monologues," and two volumes of his signature "flash-fiction poetry," as well as several collections of short stories. His short fiction and poetry also appear in anthologies, online journals, and recently, in Weekend Reads, a collection appropriately subtitled "Twisted Stories, Twisted Mind!" He has completed two paranormal novels, "Cryonic Man" and The Mountain Will Cover You.” and the soon to be released novel, “The Chicagoua Café,” and also a collaborative collection of connected fantasy stories with author Kate Robinson. Read more about DiBuduo and his interests at joedibuduo.com.

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