A Poem by jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)

broken, open
words spilling out cacophonic catastrophic
breaking lifelong learned taboos
speaking of unmentionables
breaking surf against the white walls
you claim you don't know me anymore
yet i think you know
i am no less me
than i was the last time
your palm
cupped the curve of my hip
or pressed urgently
into my arching back -
even if those moments
are so long gone now
that you hardly remember them
happening at all

© 2018 jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)

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The sad part of life. Most folks have short memories. I liked the honest tone leading to the true ending. Thank you Jennie for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.

Posted 3 Years Ago

sometimes the unmentionables need to be mentioned, and dealt with somehow...
writing it out can be therapeutic...especially trying to negotiate the past and different relationships that came to a close without us understanding why...
and we do ask ourselves..."did that really happen, or did i imagine it?"

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on April 30, 2018
Last Updated on April 30, 2018


jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)
jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Playful and eager to explore new styles of writing, and to hone my skills. i'm reaching a point now where i can write a poem and be able to say that it is something i really like. I'm an avid reader, .. more..