don’t you hate it
when they make
dedications, and declarations
of love
“I will shout your name
from the highest mountain!”
what nonsense
typically occurs immediately
before he beds her
or long after
when he realizes
he can’t replace her
they’ve all
seen those movies
and he decides
it’s time
to take those guitar lessons
and make
an embarrassing public display
because girls always
have balconies
and depression sounds best
in the rain

so he sings terribly
and she appears
“what are you doing?”

“I love you!”
he says
the spell is cast
she finally realizes
it was him
all along

and we feel sick
after reading
eight stanzas
of nothing

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.


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