poetry Writing Challenges

Day 9: A love poem

Day 9: A love poem by Sharon Chiquitero

––With him

irregular rug that trips my feet
straighten the wrinkles between
requests and questions beneath
lights so bright
and blinding

he surveys the tiles and I
say  N O T H I N G  or
s o m e t h i n g when I just
want to pull him in and––

SPEAK.

He stutters and he
mumbles like I do
constant wonder

what am I doing?
Nothing.
then stop thinking
No.
no?
Can’t.

Why don’t I let––
Go far away and he drives with my songs in his head I
hope and just for a moment I’m––

Written for poetry studio class.

Written by Sharon Chiquitero

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