June 9, 2014

Why? ~ Laura Ward {Poem}


Because, avocados.

Because, late nights that merge into mornings

and snorting laughter in knowing we don’t need more things.


Because, feet that reject the concept of closed-toe shoes

and their owner with hummingbird face tattoos.


Because, over the shoulder glances of coy “follow me” mischief,

you and the universe in on a secret, eyes flirt: “wouldn’t want to miss this.”


Because, delivered hand-written napkin notes

full of ridiculous riddles and rebellious antidotes.


Because, poems that don’t have nor want proper form,

perfectly messy creative storm.


Because, because.


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