Splattered ink seeps into my sore fingertips, catching on rough pages
Stop trying to fill every second with tremendous meaning
Let go – it won’t kill us
The dead leaves fade away
With the hot of summer encroaching

I hear your footsteps clack on the linoleum
Melting the frothy brew from my teeth
With constant suppression and regression
Chattering to make a scene and grab your attention
If only for a while it is/was real as could be, but it's honesty and fear that's getting me into knots.
Afraid to live and afraid to die, I can't stand by watching you cry in pain as my heart
sings sad songs to this empty sky to take it away from here.

Tell me you love me and let's fly away free.
From a love-bird to a soul mate, it's all in a day.

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    Words Work

    Words Work is the official publication of the Texas State University Writing Center. As an online literacy--as opposed to literary--journal, we are dedicated to showcasing the culturally rich literacy found on our campus. Though we can't publish everything, we don't distinguish between high- and low-brow anything. After all, language & online culture dsn't.  Y shld publishers?


    May 2011