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Honorable Mention: --full stopped--

October 22, 2017

i skimmed the heart right out of you
he didn’t say
after all, giving voice and name gives face and reality
and faceless things…
...can be skimmed away

 

so by not saying
with saying many things ---

 

--buzz, rush-scuzz, hush-hush--

 

i skimmed, he will not say
but jargon, yes

 

--press, stuck-tongue-jabbering-duress--

 

i skimmed away your name
by naming you so many things

 

--problem; it; whatever; get-rid-of-it; shit--

 

so by not
he puts the final jot
on a full-stop

 

and in the god-awful racket
no more that silent singularity

 

You

 

Unspoken

 

woman, would-be; human, free; mad potentiality--

 

I skimmed away your heart your name
He doesn’t say

 

either to you, or other -- but to both of you

 

--buzz-rush-press-gush-push-flush--

 

--full-stop--

 

you go the way of many unspoken beautiful realities:

 

Down the drain

 

skimmed
of heart, of name

 

i skimmed the life right out of you,
he doesn’t say

 

he has no words

 

any more

 

to express your human actuality.
 

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