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the answer [poem]

it’s not that I’m afraid of you
but that you are starting to look at me like I’m the answer
and I’m not sure I understand the question
it’s that someone else didn’t like the answer they got
and tried to rewrite me into something else
something less than
it’s that I’m hesitant to put myself into words
to transform into something immutable and defined
just because they lack the vocabulary to comprehend my nebulous heart
it’s not that I don’t trust you
but that it’s always been safer to run than stand my ground
that it’s easier to collect pretty postcards in a drawer
than to write a love letter that
may or may not
touch a dozen hearts along the way
exposed to each curious glance with little thought
and no recourse

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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