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Monday, August 15, 2011

Rough Poem


What if you got to the final rough and everything beyond it was sweet and gentle
like gray Persian kittens?

A sea otter pelt
Koala fur
My sister’s rabbit coat
A baby’s sweet bottom
Magnolia petals
Puppy ears
And tropical breezes
I have felt these soft things
They are not long lasting
Unlike the names you call me
Words, hard as diamonds
Cut through soft memories
And their rough pain
Seems to ring forever.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this one makes you think about what you call others.