Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's Not Me, It's You



Fair warning:
Today is not your day.
I don’t have time
to give you attention
and God knows
you need
a lot of it.

My plate is full.
I have a job. There are
students to teach, papers
to grade, people
to meet. As we speak,
there are
online forums
awaiting
my moderation.

And though you may
laugh, I’ll have you know
that I have other
things in my life
to write,
like emails
and reports.
And I’ll just say it:
I find their
non-figurative nature
surprisingly
attractive.

Their straight lines
leave me less
twisted and
tortured with
self-doubt.
And when
we are finished,
they don't
make me roll them
around
to feel how they
sound
before
I send
them
out.

2 comments:

  1. I think this may be the most perfect thing I've read today.

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