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slip of the tongue

December 24, 2014
By veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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my mouth has been clumsy
since it kissed you,
that time you bit my lip
until i tasted blood.

and my tongue was confused--
unable to keep a rhythm,
it slipped and slid around.

my tongue said,
i love you.

i’m not sure
what i expected,
but it was not this,

this empty nothingness
with you living
just the ten paces away
in the next-door apartment.

until you were gone
like the wisp of a cloud
or a sigh.

my clumsy tongue
stumbled and fell flat
when it tried to say

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