101 Ways to Say "Shy"
How does a poem begin?
A word here, small fingers, white teeth
bloody knuckle, naked curves, pale bruises
How is it read?
remembering to sink as though you will never drown
I don't want to be bitter anymore,
remembering that there is another way-
a dance, a voice
who are you? what do you want to do?
STOP ASKING ME THAT
a tear, a word there
a pressure in the small, a frown
unafraid to feel
what would you change?
what would you stare at if eternity was all you had?
If you were dying tomorrow,
what would the moon do for you today?
an adventure, a lion's kill
the loss of all you know
a painting, a dolphin's laugh
words can only say so much.
what would you say if you had the words?
listen even though it means nothing to you,
a song, a sound, a laugh
and me - I'm nothing
or maybe words are
I am still trying to find the meaning of life,
others finding life to destroy-
a scream, a grinding,
a close call, a chess game
which is worse?
what are you talking about?
Tell me! I know you will understand...
because I smiled at you
didn't say "Hello"
and something witty
but smiled and reached out with my heart...
"I take it you are embarrassed, not mystified..." he said.
Am I not allowed to Love you?
a dream dismissed, a gift from a stranger
Am I not allowed to love You?-
28 chairs with wooden desks attached
a low voice loudly...
was it you brought me here? was it You?-
smothering painted walls, spotless white,
smothering suffering, smothering breath
am I not allowed to love you?
My Own Cage
a cane, a slap, a yell
a memory bubbling
These Are Yours Too
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