Choke

choke

Choke

Maybe you’ll never read this far.
maybe your interest level peaked
before I hooked you in.
words are funny that way,
a few right, or wrong ones,
can change your life
forever

I just thought everyone understood
romance
kind of like breathing, I thought
everyone needs it
everyone knows how it works.
but maybe it is learned
or not learned
sort of,
like a foreign language

this summer is starting off strong
giving fair warning
of the choking heat ahead
and I need to work
on this winter belly
that has gotten
a bit too lazy
comfortable, maybe
like you and I were…
waiting for the romance
and assuming
the words would come…

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