How To Keep Rhythm

December 16, 2008
By Samantha Park, Fairfield, CT

A touch draws me in




A tap of a fingertip on my skin




A bat of an eyelash on my cheek




A slap of words that roll of your
tongue




And cling to mine




How to keep rhythm anymore is unknown to me




How to measure a second when I’m completely




Diluted, dysfunctional, dying









A breath felt like a thunderclap




A kiss like lightning




Slithering from your lips to mine




How to keep rhythm anymore is unknown to me




How to measure a heartbeat when I’m completely




Broken, breathless, blameworthy










A choice was like poison




An urge to drink overcame the urge to resist




How to keep rhythm anymore is unknown to me




How to measure a footstep when I’m completely




Thirsty, thankful, and only Thirteen


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