not the same g—

not her,
with the in-a-tizzy vocal chords;
not her,
with the waiting to be untormented;
not her,
with the certain, until the moment comes;
not her,
who remembers how she got here.

not her,
who instigates and screams;
not her,
who waits with patches, asking: any holes yet?
not her,
who stays still, eyes locked, disengaging.
not her,
who is gentle in her aching.

the radio plays. the message is recording.
but this is not the same girl speaking –

she has learned the international sign for
and wades in while you are
still on the beach, reading.


About scribblelip

walking down the road with a book of conjugations in my hand.
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2 Responses to not the same g—

  1. Cherie Chigama says:

    I really like this. :0)

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