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A Poem by j





















i hope maybe i haven't really lost my mind;

    that paper isn't always buoyant

    and ink is highly soluble.

i guess brain power truly is relative ...

 

these are probably journal thoughts

but my journal is overcrowded with politeness

as if the only person i really can't show my feelings to

     is.me.

so i'm dropping this anvil in an envelope and sending it your way.

 

i'm at some sort of point, i think

(turning or breaking, im not sure which)

 

so ~

if you could …

please produce yourself here this second …

come in a whiff of heady spice or a puff of smoke;

squint your eyes in my direction and tell me a story

for i do so want something good to happen.

 

and if i space my breaths out just right,

i might have enough left in me to last until you arrive





© 2018 j



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As someone who has always been afraid of the honesty I felt a journal required, and who's written literally thousands of letters, there is a certain poignancy in this for me.
Technically, I was once "corrected" by a well-intentioned older lady about my use of the lower case "I" in the first person. It was just because, at the time, I didn't feel very deserving of my very own capital letters. Those insightful enough realized this extra depth of expression beyond the language, and the experience was all the richer.
And I said that because I wonder if you didn't do something similar here? Or was it just a whim of style?
I'm new here, but I will try to find some newer work of yours.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

9 Months Ago

Hi Tobes, what a remarkable review, full of honesty and insightful thought. You are spot on about t.. read more



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i'm at some sort of point, i think
(turning or breaking, im not sure which)

so ~
if you could …
please produce yourself here this second …

mmmm this poem resonates with my feelings,
when you are not so sure.. you write them down..

Posted 9 Months Ago


As someone who has always been afraid of the honesty I felt a journal required, and who's written literally thousands of letters, there is a certain poignancy in this for me.
Technically, I was once "corrected" by a well-intentioned older lady about my use of the lower case "I" in the first person. It was just because, at the time, I didn't feel very deserving of my very own capital letters. Those insightful enough realized this extra depth of expression beyond the language, and the experience was all the richer.
And I said that because I wonder if you didn't do something similar here? Or was it just a whim of style?
I'm new here, but I will try to find some newer work of yours.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

9 Months Ago

Hi Tobes, what a remarkable review, full of honesty and insightful thought. You are spot on about t.. read more
Fitting quite nicely in my content little brain this morn. I'm so glad I came upon your page today! Your words always held a magic all to their own. :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

10 Months Ago

ohmygoodness! hello lovely! sooooo good to see you! haven't spent much time here for a while now .. read more
Your poetry always delivers a comfort zone to me, a relativity that assures me that I'm reading something that's going to "stick" with me.

I miss you. I still have/remember the lovely gift you sent me of Marilyn...your kindness was always over the moon, and made me feel that way, too.

I hope life is treating you kind. I know things get busy from day to day, but please know that I'm still here, and I miss you, my friend...and I love you, my friend!



Love,
Kelly

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

4 Years Ago

ahhh sweetpea, you are generous to a fault with your compliments, i hardly know how to thank you. w.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

...you've made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You always take us someplace else..........rip open the envelope release your truthes

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A splendid read and write...Thank you for sharing...:)...................

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

4 Years Ago

lovely sami ..... thank you, mon ami :)
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

You are welcome muchly...:).........................
I like this one. well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

4 Years Ago

thank you adam! :) so kind!
Simply splendid, enjoyed the read and thanks for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

4 Years Ago

oh! many thank yous A! you are very kind :)
A. Amos

4 Years Ago

You're most welcome
J. A poignant write that resonated with me. Your thoughts and emotions grace the page with great skill.

'so ~if you could …please produce yourself here this second …come in a whiff of heady spice or a puff of smoke; squint your eyes in my direction and tell me a story for i do so want something good to happen.' I love your style..

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

4 Years Ago

ahhhhh sue, with much gratitude i read your comment and thank you for your heart here ...

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