i wish these words would
untwist from my fingers,
dress themselves politely,
and greet you

but they like to slip up my sleeves
and hide
while I try to catch a scampering smile

i think the most beautiful conversations
are the ones when we speak only with our eyes.

28 thoughts on “shy

  1. I want to say that this is one of my favorite poems you’ve done, but I have so many favorites among your collection ❤ Suffice to say, this was like reading my thoughts put into raw, lovely lines of poetry. I love this, Emma.

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      1. Let’s just say your response brought the biggest smile to my face ❤
        But seriously. Would you be okay if I took this and printed it (giving full credit to you, of course) and stuck it up somewhere or glued it into my journal?

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      2. I literally read this comment to my mom because it made me so happy, Libby. 😭💛

        OF COURSE I would be so so so honored. :’)

        (And if you sent me a picture of where you put it—that would be wonderfullll🥰)

        You’re such an encouragement!!!! ❤


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