This poem marks the beginning of a new voice. I’m trying new styles and hope you guys enjoy. In this poem I model Bhanu Kapil’s “How To Write A Poem” very loosely. Hope you guys enjoy, don’t forget to like a leave a comment.
First, delete any social media
That they could contact you on.
Because weeks later
When he/she/it still hasn’t contacted you
You will contact said person
Become something new
Maybe a pitbull, pitbulls don’t have relationships.
Start a blog that you hope nobody finds.
Post your blog on your Facebook
Because you’re sad nobody saw that awesome poem
That you wrote for your ex-partner.
Tell your parents to stop liking your blog post,
It’s not helping your self-esteem.
They’ll tell you your writing is great.
But your parents do not know poetry.
Your blog is bad, everyones blog is bad.
Touch a burning lightbulb,
Sew without a thimble cause you
Are that bad ass. Take your coffee black,
Like the next person you will date.
Date a black person, change is good.
But you have never been good with change
So break up with said black person
Not because they’re black but because
You’re not over your ex.
If your now ex black lover attempts to give you
Their still beating heart, eat it like a burger.
You’ve been starving yourself for weeks.
Reactivate all your old social media
Don’t answer any of the new messages.
Eat an entire tub of ice cream,
You’ve been starving yourself for years.