Animal Facts

Poetic brilliance from Georgia Park

I am a poet! I am. I am. I am a poet, I reaffirmed, ashamed.

“Dolphins sleep with one eye open.”
she writes me,
after a month of silence,
just that one sentence
I always have to decode
how she’s feeling
based on animal facts.

I say, “I’ve missed you
it’s good to hear from you
is everything ok?
and you know…
if you asked me
to run away
with you tomorrow
I would still
drop everything.”

She says, “Well,
if I were a dolphin,
I would too.
Sleep like that,
I mean.”

So, you see,
she isn’t really
ready yet
to talk to me
she digresses
it’s been
almost a year now
and I’m still waiting

but one day
I’ll be too grounded
to make those kinds of offers
I think she knows that
and it’s why she’s angry

it’s why she said to me once,
“Jellyfish have no heart.”
instead of when she loved me
and said, “Otters
hold hands when they sleep

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Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

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