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here i am at the subway longing to write longing for you

April 20, 2013

down through the alley 
i walked like a madman
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

words you would not understand
one wise or the other
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

french, german (too starchy!)
russian, lithuanian, ilokano
so here i am 
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

tenderly, softly, pleadingly
imploringly, torpe*-ly
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

words which hide from you
words which croak at you
so here i am 
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

colored chalk in hand i wait
but i simply feel the urge to write an X
so here i am 
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

this mania has gotten hold of me
this itch has reached an unscratchable spot
so here i am 
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

you’re such a dense ionic liquid
i scratch the walls of my canvass
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

but all i can manage is a D
can it be that my chalk deceived me?
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

i spit at the wall because of my insolence
and kick it repeatedly to kill the frustration
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you 

but someday i’ll look back on this
and laugh that once i tried to rebel
so here i am
at the subway
longing to write
longing for you

*in Tagalog, this word describes shyness in approaching a crush. 

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