the stammer

her hands were small and

so translucent

that you could see her blue, blue veins

through the skin.

 

she had a light sprinkle

sprinkle

sprinkling of freckles

and a sometimes stammer

and he thought

that she was too lovely to

love him

 

but she swore she did

even though her sticky tongue could never

get the words out

 

“I

I love– I

lo-

I la.la.la.

you.”

 

she would scowl and wish

for eloquence

for a stammer that would let her

speak

her mind

 

and he would smile and

tell her he knew, tell her

he loved her too, tell her

she didn’t need to say it

 

but her heart beat

beat beat

beat beat

against her ribcage and

she knew

she had to make him see.

 

so at 3am she woke him up

and she took him outside

and she pointed up

and she said

 

“I want to be yours

until all those stars

are gone.”

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jessicamarie19
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 07:25:06

    I thought that these [and he thought/that she was too lovely to/love him] would be my favorite lines, until I reached the end. :)
    This piece is really beautiful!

    Reply

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