Stuttered

Can
Cannot
Windows
In lovely frames---
Would-not,
Could-not
Ever fall in love again.

[S-t-t-tutter]
Started
Therapy
On all fours
Like a
d-dumb dog
(Christmas Eve)
In gray colors.

Made me sign
Lovely
Lively
Yellow
Papers---
Can cannot
Could not would not
Ever
Ever
E v e r
Fall in love again.

You happened
And the frost happened
And the creaky wood
In the place where people get married---
And the screaming
And the yelling
And the oh-so
Graceful
Spinning
[Me]
Right into our first
K-
K-
Kiss…

It's worth it.
It leaves me breathless,
Up here.





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windswift This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm
brilliance in one stroke of the pen, no matter how many strokes it took to write it fully, it began with just the one, the one that matters.  you started strangly, but strange is better than predictable, and strangly predictable, so I have to commend you on that, for sure.  does it sometimes seem like everything is taken, well, when I read this poem I knew otherwise, because that one stroke of genuine "its mine and mine only" told me that there was still some things out there to be cap... (more »)
 
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