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Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point*

Because I have swallowed silence
as perfect as a thousand empty forests,
all bark and no bird.

Because sometimes
I try too hard,
but I don’t know how
to stop—I don’t know
the curve of the word
less.

Because I am lost
and leave you breadcrumbs
in a place
no fool would ever follow,
not out of habit,
but out of hope.

Because I don’t know how
to ask the right questions,
so I say nothing.

Because I can say
I miss you
in three different languages,
and I love you
in five—one of which
uses no words.

Because I want
and that is the beginning
and end of everything.

 

 

*Title from Blaise Pascal.

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  1. March 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    This poem resonates with me so deeply. I love your writing. Also I recently finished “Women who love too much” and this poem hit it home.

    • March 1, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you, chica!! Who wrote “women who love too much?” I’d like to read it.

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