Ticket to Write – 17

Dysmelodia In Email

This one was for – or to – or about – A. It is the only one for which I no longer have the original ticket.


Are you so brusque
because I annoy you
& you are replying quickly
to make me go away
or is that how you always
always will
& I never noticed
because the light in your eyes
the electric enthusiasm
in your voice
illuminate the words
make neon signwriting
out of serif newsprint
& turn ‘brusque’
into an art form
the art of economizing words?
Am I brusque?
Forgive me
if I do not reply for a while.
I am coming to terms
with the poverty
of the electronic word.


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"A writer is an introvert: someone who wants to tell you a story but doesn't want to have to make eye contact while doing it." - Adapted from John Green
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2 Responses to Ticket to Write – 17

  1. Kirsty says:

    My new favourite. I really enjoyed this poem. WordPress wouldn’t let me post a comment, but here it is: I love the electric light, neon signwriting imagery. I thinking the structure is emotionally pitch perfect. A super wee poem!
    Keep up the scrawling!


  2. I dislike talking to people via electronics because you cannot see expressions. Sarcasm is lost in numerical computerized translation.


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