For when you are so deep in love you don’t know how to get out. {Poem}

Via on Apr 11, 2012
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Anatomy

Your body is becoming a wall.

We hide our silences in sentences, between our teeth and under our tongues.

What are you thinking about?

I can’t give you these open palms forever—

they are your home, your bed, a couch to sleep on in an unfriendly town.

But they ask for alms as well.

Love, words, kisses…

Please don’t leave me.

 

I wrote this poem years ago, in the thick of a relationship that was….well, many things. Let’s just say I got some good poems out of it.

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About Julie JC Peters

Julie (JC) Peters has been practicing yoga on and off from the tender age of 12, and it has gotten her through everything from the horrors of teenagedom to a Master’s degree in Canadian Poetry. She is a yoga teacher, spoken word poet, and writer, and teaches workshops on yoga and writing called Creative Flow. Julie also owns East Side Yoga in Vancouver with her mom, Jane.

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5 Responses to “For when you are so deep in love you don’t know how to get out. {Poem}”

  1. paul reit says:

    "they are your home, your bed, a couch to sleep on in an unfriendly town.' -beautiful

  2. Amy says:

    I love this poem. Thank You.

  3. eleanor says:

    Chills. Amazing.

  4. Sandy says:

    Wow, that is exactly how I feel at this moment in my life.

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