#NationalPoetryMonth – Day 8

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Girl Talk No 34

the best way to get over him
is to meet someone else
she advised
otherwise he’ll always be
the first face you see
the only voice you hear
but I don’t want to get over him
and I don’t want to meet anyone else
I replied with a shrug
I want to miss him and
be filled with despair and
wonder why he left
without a word of warning
I want to ache for him
constantly
I want his face to be
the only what that matters and
his voice to be the only one
I hear
and while I’m doing all of that
I want you to know
I don’t need anyone new
I’ve got myself and
the last time I checked
I’m pretty fucking fierce


April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, I’m going to post a poem everyday. I’m way behind schedule, but intend to amend that state of being today. This exercise in my love of words began last year, inspired by the wondrous Jason Reynolds and my writing promptress Jena Schwartz. It was fun and full of magic and makes me so excited to see what pieces 2017 produces. They won’t be perfect, they never are, but they’ll be here, every day of April. I hope you stop by and enjoy the words and maybe even feel moved to share some of your own.

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