"Don't write slogans, write truths." - Joe Strummer
Thursday, November 14, 2013
A Poem a Day for November - Day 14: When Sounds Fail
Two weeks in! Yay! Today's poem is part of dVerse Poets Pub's American Sentence challenge. Basically an American Sentence (coined by Allen Ginsberg) is kinda like a haiku, in that it has 17 syllables, but are not broken down into 3 lines, instead they are one continuous line. At the begining of November I got Laryngitis so I could not talk, just observe & write. So that was kind of this inspiration of this poem. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think! :-)
When Sounds Fail
Although I could write a novel for you, I stutter
when you’re around.
Oceans between us, phones won’t work, but I’ll send
you a letter instead.
Incapable of uttering a single sound, will I write