• andrew jeter

Learning

Updated: Apr 20, 2019


(from NaPoWriMo prompt: write a poem that incorporates homophones, homographs, and homonyms, or otherwise makes productive use of English’s ridiculously complex spelling rules and opportunities for mis-hearings and mis-readings.) <Clearly this poem has nothing to do with this prompt. I started trying to respond to it, but the poem took a turn and I went with it and ended up here. So, that's where we are.>


Walking across campus

flashing eyes toward

each other


as fall leaves fell

and campus bundled

up for a long winter

of learning to love

and loving to learn

about each other


a first winter of

fingers joining,

and fighting cautiously

around what he meant when

and

does he like what,

and trying each

other’s favorites—


my burger place

your Thursday night bar

my Italian restaurant

your TV shows—


and the snow from

a cold winter sky

fell over two new

lovers.

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