We Were Remiss

When we stopped saying it,
 over and over again, because
 we forgot we really meant it
 --we were remiss.
 And I missed you. When
 that one word dropped out
 of our vocabulary. You know
 the one. The one we sound-
 less-ly deemed unworthy, which led
 to the collusion of the others going missing.
 And now I fear we cannot redeem the non-
 mentioned words
 after
   they
     have
      fallen
     to
 pieces.

For Real Toads

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11 thoughts on “We Were Remiss

  1. oh, this is so what I was hoping for with the prompt – taking the similar and shining a light on the differences. thanks for adding your voice ~ M

  2. I like the way you demonstrated the way a lack of words may weaken feeling by allowing your poem to dwindle out at the end.

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