Sign Langauge

Sign Langauge

A Poem by E.A. Archer

She drew a finger across my palm, and to be fair, my heart

This is how you say, “what” in sign language

And this is how you say, “I love you”

Taking my hands, to make a motion across her chest

My heart beating, lungs swelling, taking desperate little breaths

 

Years later, she taught me one more word:

“sometimes,” and in case I needed it, review

This is how to say, “I love you”

But palm through treacherous palm,

There’s nothing here now, the time we had is through

 

So, taking my pen, I made a motion across her chest

My heart beating, lungs swelling, taking desperate little breaths

Remember our palms lover

And the light which couldn’t pass through

Remember these words Holland, remember, it’s how I say, “I love you”

 

© 2011 E.A. Archer


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E.A. Archer
E.A. Archer

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