Petite (Writing as Curiosity)

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Mighty small, petite mon amie
I wish to approach thee, but you seem
To be so deep in a private thought.
And even if I did, when I’d stand before you,
My mouth would become sewed shut—
I’d hyperventilate, and choke on the whimsical salutation
I wish to whisper to you.
 
So I remain distanced,
Silently admiring your petite frame of thought.
 
© 2013 by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as CURIOSITY
 
Excerpt from Concrete Promises
Published by Spilt Ink Poetry
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