NaPoWriMo Day 10: Never Say Never

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20/20 In Hindsight

I never wanted to say I love you
But then, if I put together
All the things I never meant to do
Stacking one on another like
A babel tower of regret
It would reach
The lower atmosphere

I never meant to leave you
But then, there were all those words
Falling out of our mouths like
So many diamonds
Sharp and bright and
In reality

I never tried to forget the way
You looked at me
Like I was something better
But then, the truth is
I never was
And saying something
Doesn’t make it real

I never thought I’d be here now
But then, a firecracker
Will always work best from a rooftop
We packed our hearts
Too close, too tight
Fireworks are fine, and bright
But only when it’s dark

I never asked for what you gave me
But then, that never stopped you
Did it?

I'm not totally happy with the ending here, so I'll probably workshop it later, but I just fell in love with "a babel tower of regret" so I decided to go with it.

Teacher Pretty
Middle school ESL teacher, lover of pink, eater of kimchi, addicted to Etude House, expert procrastinator, meeter of 2-dimensionial popstars: Ana. That's me.

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