Except

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Simultaneously

Swift & so

Methodical

Your impatience

On the one hand

Your careful

Pacing

On the other

You

Your

Elastic

Sense of

Self

Over time

I observed it

Not all of it

But enough

To know

You were

Meticulous

With everything

Except my heart

© Niliema Karkhanis

For the dverse quadrille prompt swift

14 thoughts on “Except

  1. nrk Post author

    Haha. I feel like heartbreak & love poetry, especially in 44 words has to be impactful. It’s engaging to write a story & create 2 characters in a dramatic setting in something shorter than even a micro-fic.

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  2. nrk Post author

    I’m loving all your comments. Thank you so much for taking the time to read & reflect on my work. It means the world to me.

    A note: songs for now is a world-building platform. Personal in character yes. As creative writers we draw from experience & observation. I also write about people crying stars for tears. At the end of the day, my poetry is fiction. Ss mentioned above, these are fictional characters, narrated from a 1st-person perspective.

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