People Person

June 13, 2013
"Did you like the show?"
He asked me, grinning
It was a simple question really,
But for some small, insignificant reason
It made me feel so out of season

I told myself
"It's only a question, you can do this, be calm,
be calm and collected."

I fixed my hair
I sucked in a breath
I swallowed fast and...

Nodded my head

But, no.
I was prepared,
I had a speech
I'd tried so hard to make him see
That I could speak,
That I was real
That I could talk and think and feel

But instead,
I fixed my hair
Sucked in a breath
Swallowed fast and
Nodded my head

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WrenArrington said...
Jun. 16, 2013 at 10:59 am
I really like how you managed to put a lot of meaning into a pretty short poem. The repetition of the third stanza drove the meaning home and kind of summarized the whole poem. Five stars :)
MissAdele replied...
Jun. 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!
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