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August 10, 2014 / austreberto

on the spot

on the spot

 

you asked me to write you a poem

so i came up with nothing and told you that it doesn’t work like that

 

if it did

i wouldn’t be writing this

 

if it did

i’d have masterpieces every time i danced pencils across the dance floors of papers

napkins

and backs of receipts

with pencil tips that would never go dull

but were never as sharp as you

 

you

you look good

 

like you did yesterday

and the day before that

 

but you’re distracting me

 

i need to stay focused

because you asked me to write you a poem

 

so this time i could only come up with ones that rhymed

(and i don’t like rhyming)

 

the ones that begin with roses are red

but not necessarily end in violets are blue

because i never feel blue when i’m next to you

(DID I MENTION THAT I DON’T LIKE RHYMING)

 

i always do it with such bad

 

 

 

timing

(DAMMIT)

 

i need to take this seriously

because you asked me to write you a poem

but all i could come up with is this

 

my jumbled words

out of order

not making sense

too fast

and smeared writing

because that’s something us lefthanders have to deal with

(so we learn to write like this)

but it’s still the truth

every word of it

 

and i hope it’s good enough

because it’s all i got

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  1. theadventuresofrosebud / Aug 11 2014 2:10 am

    It’s more than good enough. It’s very witty with hidden messages of love. Great poem!

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