Take all these little words

by Ralkkai

Take these little words
of living,
of love,
of lust,

of losing it all
and crumple them up

into little balls
like another messed up drawing
and
put them in a pile

and watch

as she sets them ablaze.

Watch as she
burns it all down

to the ground —

to ashes
that catch in the wind

and smell like
campfire memoirs.

Then,
stand there
in a murmuring stupor

as she gives you
more words to write
then you could ever imagine,

and less than a
lifetime to write them

as she says

“I love you.”

You never needed those
old words anyway.

They were just filler
until you learned how
to live,
to love,
to lust…

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