- Write a bright poem.
- Write a dark poem.
You want to say it now before it's too late.
Morning yawns sunbeams through a
slit in curtains. You turn and see the face
you touched in the dark last night.
You sneeze. A hand grazes your back.
Letters jumble around your eyelids and
you are overcome by vowels and
sounds pushing against your tongue.
Sunlight hits your eyes,
turns irises from brown to hazel.
He opens one eye; gasps.
Your eyes change color in the light?
This is it. The moment you could
string those vowels together,
say what you both run from every day.
Instead, you say yes.
The light hurts but not as much
as the words burning in your mouth.