Bad Things

A Poem By Erin // 9/7/2014

I. Bad, Bad, Bad
No, no, no, no
Not going down this road
Again
Friends are friends
It doesn’t matter
If they’re boys or girls.

II. What
Why is this jealousy
We’re not—
I’ve never even thought of you like—
Block my thoughts, don’t let them go
Any farther than they already have
“But seriously, she’s too old for you
She doesn’t even speak English,”
Laugh it off
But wow, I really don’t want you to
See this woman ever again.

III. Why
Clenched jaw
Tightened fist
This is so frustrating and
I can’t say what I need
To say

IV. Just a Nightmare
I did a bad thing
Last night
I took advantage
(but your eyes were just glowing and
you know how I can be)
Wrapped my hand behind your neck and
Put my lips on your beery mouth
(for a minute, we were something
for a minute, we were one)
But then you called me by her name and
Guilt is a spider up inside of my chest
I don’t know myself
Anymore.

Comments

Erin, these are SO GOOD. And

Erin, these are SO GOOD. And happy early birthday! And also I am dying to hear the backstory on that last one. But seriously--these are all excellent. They're strong enough that they could stand alone, if they needed to, but the set really weaves them all together and makes for a really complete read.

Madeline | Mon, 09/08/2014

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Thank you so much! I'm glad

Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked them. I was pretty satisfied with this set :)
we need to set up another skype!

Erin | Mon, 09/08/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Oops! Forgot to comment.

Oops! Forgot to comment. These are great!!! Ditto pretty much to everything Homey said ;)
I really enjoyed "What" most of all :D

Kassady | Wed, 09/10/2014

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
---
Write On!

thanks!!

thanks!!

Erin | Wed, 09/10/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Can't believe I forgot to comment on this!

Erin, I honestly love these. They're fresh and lovely. It seemed everytime I was reading I suspected the poem would go on longer, but then you cut it short, which was surprising, but it really went well with it.
Just a Nightmare is really really good, but I think the first was my favourite. Actually, no, both are my favourite :P

Maddi | Mon, 09/15/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thanks, I'm glad you liked

Thanks, I'm glad you liked them!!

Erin | Mon, 09/15/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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