Sharpies, Butterflies, and the Art of Speaking Subtly

May 15, 2011
By Anonymous

You grabbed my wrist today.
And played with my bracelet,
Shifting it from it’s strategic postioning.

You exposed my wrist today.
Revealing the butterfly,
Prominently residing there.

You didn’t ask me why.
You didn’t ask what it meant.
You didn’t give it a second thought.

But I, I tried to get your attention.
I pointed it out on mutliple occasions.
But apparently I was being too subtle.

What will it take for you to notice?
Me explicitly stating my current instability?
Because no matter how hard I try, I can’t.

So I’ll stick to certain subtleties.
And hope that one day, things will change,
Whether that be for you or for me.

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

knightsky GOLD said...
on Nov. 21 2011 at 4:22 pm
knightsky GOLD, Wellington, Florida
18 articles 1 photo 1 comment
aw thanks! :)

on Nov. 21 2011 at 4:13 pm
pens-are-mightier-than-swords SILVER, Caledonia, Michigan
8 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"we often put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down"
~Author Unknown

Wow! That's a really good poem you've got there. Artfully crafted. Very meaningful. You've got quite a gift!


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!