Friday, February 21, 2014

23.




I.
When the ugly duckling who turned a swan
finds someone that is enamored with the remnants left behind, the war is won

II.
Blush crimson for crushes,
Haven't felt butterflies like this, since high school

III.
You are too soon and right on time
I'm prone to muses, 
But writing about you is a necessity 
& we're better off when it is necessary 

IV.
I remember my father asking me why I'd written a blog post for a fool that didn't deserve one. 

V.
I told him that writing was the only way I knew/know how to swoon

VI.
The proof is in the childhood closets of boys who still remember:
Poems,
Letters,
Verse,
Yes, No, Maybe boxes
They're in some far away corner, next to lacrosse sticks and Boy Scout uniforms 

VII.
One day their sons will come across these fragments and ask my name
It will be then that they suddenly can't recall it, but they will recollect that they were loved
Or something like it...

VIII.
I don't want to be a memory anymore
A crumpled piece of paper
An email, saved for eternity 
Or as long as we reside on this faltering soil 

IX.
I want comic book adoration 
That laughs in bubbles 
And progresses in color

X.
That texts all day 
With no breaks in between 
Emojis conveying things we'd rather not spell out 

XI. 
Consistency is a sporadic thing, 
these days

XII.
We lunge for it as if it's running, but I've never
had to chase your affection,
even though sometimes it's disguised

XIII. 
The similarities still blind me,
giving a whole new meaning to seeing someone

XIV.
Ever have inside jokes, with someone,
who still hasn't had the pleasure of making your handshake's acquaintance? 

XV.
I have.

XVI. 
God laughs,
frequently

XVII.
I told him, God, that I was finished
That I was going to focus on me
& he batted his eyes like he understood, 
but apparently he was playing jester

XVIII.
I hear God's laughter, 
in the brevity of your voice

XIX.
Call more often, why don't you...

XX.
One more X and it would explain the way,
you sometimes make me feel

XXI. 
How could you have made any other woman this way 
and she not want to keep you?

XXII. 
I'm glad lost things are found

XXIII. 
Marco. 

for jcp.