“I was so excited to talk to you I put on the wrong lips.” a poem by Gregory Sherl
Curl Under My Hairy Toes
I know there is a heart inside me.
This is a love poem I sent to Hallmark. I said Fill me
with your papered mush. I was so excited to talk
to you, I put on the wrong lips. I said My other lips
mean business. I said Did you see the sky get angry
this morning? I was trying to impress you
with my ability to look up. I said Polka Dots, get off
the floor when you sneeze. I never want you to catch
a cold. There is a snow globe at the end
of this poem. Inside the snow globe: fake snow,
my skin I have rolled up for you, hello.
Gregory Sherl’s new book Heavy Petting will be released September 15, 2011. Details Here.
This poem first appeared in Blue Stem Magazine
image by Chelsea Daniele / Flickr