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Rated: E · Poetry · Relationship · #2227336
A letter to the stubborn
“No I won’t”
Like a litany
You speak it.
Yes I know that
you can’t speak
your truth.
Because you’re afraid it will hurt my feelings and it’s just too much
(It all comes out in
One Staccato-like string of words)
Just keep in mind
all those “no I won’ts”
Cut every time.
Playing the private
protector of my own feelings
for my own good
Hurts all the more.

And if I’m completely off,
if this isn’t what you’re doing...
Then don’t let me assume it is by not
Saying a word. Instead TELL me,
TALK to me. Speak the words we BOTH
need to hear.
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