• Repetition

    by  • March 17, 2014 • * Safe for Work *, Art of the Letter • 1 Comment

    My mother taught me this trick,
    If you repeat something over and over again it loses its meaning.
    For example:
    Homework, homework, homework, homework, homework,
    See, nothing.

    Our existence, she said, is the same way.
    You watch the sun set too often; it just becomes 6 PM.
    You make the same mistake; you’ll stop calling it a mistake.
    If you just
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up,
    One day you’ll forget why.

    Nothing is forever, she said.
    My parents left each other when I was seven.
    I imagined it as an accident.
    They whispered,
    I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you,
    They forgot what it meant.

    Family, family, family, family, family.
    My mother taught me this trick,
    If you repeat something over and over again it loses its meaning.
    I am not wasteful with my words anymore

    -PK

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    One Response to Repetition

    1. shammy
      March 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      This really makes me think about the things i say. thank you so much for sharing this. i’m so sorry for your pain.




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