Read Poem: When push comes to shove, by Loren Gonzales

There’s no fighting fair
When you look around to find there is nobody there
Another waning memory
That vanishes in the air
Nothing is off limits
No one really cares

There’s ecstasy in jealousy and living in a blur
Crossing lines that I didn’t draw
And didn’t try to learn
I’m not here to poke the bear
Or blow fire in your ass
I just want a life that’s mine
And I’m not giving it back

There is patience in uncertainty
And denial in belief
The parts of me that are on display
Are not my property
The music plays and I wrote the words
So they keep time
What I give isn’t mine to lose
So enjoy it happily

My tongue
My face
Your thought
This place
My sound
Your noise
No chance
No choice


Author: poetryfest

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