Every Girl Should Have a Poem

Courtesy of Allison Broeren
Courtesy of Allison Broeren


Every girl should have a poem

or a song,

to know she’s touched a heart so deep


She dances through my words,

spinning sideways into phrases that aren’t even hers as I sleep

I can’t leave her behind.

I look everywhere and find her eyes.

I change the color of hair, scent, style,

She still finds a way in.

Slimming between paragraphs

she telegraphs

a twitch of a lip

or a finger slip down my page.

In time

I may forget her,

regret her

but for now

I let her

write herself through me


Every girl should have a poem.

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