Sideways (Shape Poem)


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       I can’t hide
what I feel inside
even if it weren’t true
please know I still love you
I don’t know why   I failed to see
it took you walking     away from me

hearts aren’t meant     to lie          sideways

              that only happens      when they          b  r  e  a  k

aslant      in the     worst        sort of     way

  I didn’t know what else        I could do
not when I’m still in        love with you
I finally lost the game       we once played
when I witlessly chased you away
still you’re a joy in my mind
‘til my heart flatlines

2006 (revised 2018)


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