"Momma's Worry" by TS Hawkins

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Class Assignment: The Alphabet Poem

zen-less because
you never allowed us to acme.
xenophobic pish-posh thoughts
woolgathering positivity
vertiginous vesuvian  pleas
under saturnine skies
time insipid towards festering emotions.
since when did
question the
possibility of a possible future?
negotiating moments of "could-be's" within your
milquetoast embrace
left postprandial mints; pillowed punishment
kindly masquerading as love's moral code.
"just give it to me straight...
"I can take it!"
how dare your audacity pontificate to be votary
given this juncture, you're mere bandersnatch
fey drenched in
everything we claimed not to have stood for
druthering fortitude
can finally catch glimpse of the
benefit in personal


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Class Assignment: The First Time

I'm used to 'I Love You's" draped in "its better this way" goodbyes and shell shock flashmob kisses
So when you leered longingly through my spirit to utter this cliche
Paid you no nevermind
But with batted eye whisper grabbed my attention and pronounced it again
I had to ask myself
How many more times would I actually hear such sincere urgency repeat
I shut my mind
Regaled in the artistry of sound
Finally honing what it feels like in other people's fairytales
I get the chance to smell what happily-ever-after taste like on my heart
Begin to sing unwritten lullabies by unborn artists
This four lettered noun never rubbed me right before
Rock bellowed the soul wide open
I shut my mind
Allowed doubt to die in this new-found promise
Because I'm used to "I Love You's" draped in "its better this way" goodbyes and shell shock flashmob kisses
So when you leered longingly through my spirit to utter that cliche
Paid you no nevermind
But with batted eye whisper grabbed my attention and pronounced it again
It was then
I became a virgin
...no longer chagrined...

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