they have t-shirts though

she is
keeping you
at arm’s length
(partially)
so that
her hand is
just
on you
again
no
troop surge
is
large enough
to protect
the heart
and
control
the mind
you’ve both
seen
that
reaching out
she is
hoping you’re
not there
but
but
so very
relieved
when you
are
learning
that
you can show
who you
really
are
yet it
doesn’t mean
someone recognizes
it
you sometimes worry
that you have said
too much
admitted
too much
but
you didn’t stop
probably
couldn’t
fuck aloof
you know
you’ve played that
at a
hall of fame
level
no more
beauty is
beauty
hot is
hot
want is
constant
take
that
you hope
hell yeah
you hope
that
you made
some impression
that you
were
important
if
only for
a minute
’cause
really
otherwise
there’s just a
poor selection
of souvenirs
in
love’s giftshop

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5 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    exactly! is all I have to say. Seems to sum up my year perfectly.

  2. Joe says:

    I tripped my first time through this one. But then I read it again, and it became is a doodle where I couldn’t supress my smile at the end. So clever, I love it.

  3. AJ says:

    “…you can show who you really are yet it doesn’t mean someone recognizes it…”

    So true. These lines caught me right away. Love your word doodles.

  4. Miss.Smack says:

    I really liked this!

  5. Alexia says:

    Quel coincidence! On the very day that you wrote this poem, I managed to bag one of the one hundred and twenty promotional/ collector’s (one hopes) t-shirts from a magazine.

    This was my favourite part: she is
    hoping you’re
    not there
    but
    but
    so very
    relieved
    when you
    are
    learning
    that
    you can show
    who you
    really
    are
    yet it
    doesn’t mean
    someone recognizes
    it

    Later skater

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