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I would like my love to die by Jennifer Franklin [poem]

November 30, 2011
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If thoughts could be straightened out more easily, more eloquently. If they could somehow be less messy, without being banal. It would sound like this.

I would like my love to die
by Jennifer Franklin

I would like my love to die
Or at least that I didn’t love you

So much. If I could turn my heart
To winter, I wouldn’t need to do this

To the earth. If you didn’t smile
In your sleep or touch my face

With tenderness, I could walk away
From you when you left through

The trap door of my hosta-lined heart
Without looking back. I wish I didn’t love

You so much. I would like my love to die
So I wouldn’t have to murder everything

Around me. So I wouldn’t have to be
The hunter I have become. But you’re

Not going to release me from your unnatural
Embrace. You pin me beside you with your

Thin arm around my neck. It doesn’t look
Strong enough to hold a small animal; but it is.

You can listen to it here.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Imran permalink
    December 2, 2011 7:08 am

    This is an excellent poem!!!

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