You spend so much time in silence That it scares you Like the dark– You try to fill it with words and song Clicks and tics, Anything That will drown it out Like running through the house Turning on all the lights
There are words for this feeling Where the edge of letters and the gaps between spaces get stuck In a windpipe Clearly too small For the size Of this emotion That make eyes stare and avert Avert and stare At things adjacent maybe touching
Shut your mouth! Don’t you dare speak! Don’t you dare/ utter a peep. You might hurt someone, With those powerful words Speaking the truth According to you Speaking your mind Representing yourself Come/ on And shut all up And censor yourself.
Some people make love Some people make do But you and me We made poetry
Some smells bring back memories as vivid as bright paint graffiti newly shaken and sprayed from a bottle or can
Conflicted twisted contorted and bent
if i wasn’t exactly what you thought of me or what you thought I’d be would you still love me?