NaPoWriMo Day 5: Unwanted Proposals

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Go On, Just Ask

“What if I…”
His hand, so much larger than mine—so much
Everything about him was more

A too-hot day, a jewelry stand
Beetle-bright threadbare velvet and
a nondescript ring
we cared about for different reasons

“If I…”
Even in memory, I am
shrinking
Thinking I was a candle
and him a flame

Such violent calm
that moved
a bit of silver and tarnish
from safe ring finger
to danger

There, in that moment, I knew

In that moment
I saw a road

Stretching
I saw

The chapters
delineate like bars

Tears came only
to wash my eyes

“Will you…”
Words hung out to dry
and I
left them

I had never learned
how to fold




Not sure if this works but....here it is! Writing was a struggle and a half today, since I'm exhausted and doped up on allergy medicine. Hurray?



Teacher Pretty
Middle school ESL teacher, lover of pink, eater of kimchi, addicted to Etude House, expert procrastinator, meeter of 2-dimensionial popstars: Ana. That's me.

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