Read Between the Lines

Read Between the Lines

A Poem by Elle Thompson

I said “I miss you”

and I know 

you think I meant physically

but what I really meant was

I need you

This is killing me

I don’t understand you

Answer me

I’m scared

I feel so empty

And alone

Sorry about this.”

© 2014 Elle Thompson

Author's Note

Elle Thompson
every tag seemed inadequate, so i left it tagless.

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haha those tags always throw me off too. Not sure if anyone even searches with tags on here anyhow.

Anywho, this is quite clever on a few levels. One, it rhymes. Two, the red outlining "I miss you" contained even within the rhyme. 3. The content itself doesn't seem distorted given the format.

This very much fits into the "confessional" Plathian genre.

Though Plath did use imagery. Like a Prof once told me "one image per stanza".

But he was an old codger lol Good stuff.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Elle Thompson

9 Years Ago

Thanks for reading, sheesh, it's not everyday I get a review with the word "Plathian in it"
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Added on April 8, 2014
Last Updated on April 8, 2014


Elle Thompson
Elle Thompson


I have been writing for ten years, I wrote for the local newspaper for two years, I have been published a couple times in the local library's poetry anthology and I have taken a number of classes in w.. more..