I. Can’t.

When I’m with you, I am illiterate.
Perhaps I am not entirely fluent
in the language you are written in.
You’re impossible to read
even after an infinite amount of tries.
I crave understanding
and your warm being.

I want to know what your green eyes are saying
with that little look of yours.
It seems to be the kindest affection.
I look back with my guesses.


24 thoughts on “I. Can’t.

  1. dustus says:

    Make me think that the most difficult thing to read can be other people’s looks and gestures. Great poem

  2. suzicate says:

    It’s so hard when you’re on the outside looking in and really desire that relationship. Your words are strong and real.

  3. buttercup600 says:

    Vivid imagination with a lot of soul. Loved it 🙂

  4. Lovely and well written. I feel the inability with the words you chose to explain this feel. A wonderful write. Cheers!

  5. D.S. Lear says:

    powerfully written!

  6. jessicasjapes says:

    Really good and I know the frustrations you are talking about! I like the structure of this peom too, the words are carefully used and postioned.

  7. Chilton says:

    love it! especially since I’m fluent in Spanish as well as English 🙂

  8. Wonderfully done…such beautiful words to describe something indescribible and unreadable…nice point.

  9. brian says:

    wonderful verse…my wife makes me iliterate at times…lol. i know those frustrations though

  10. Leonie says:

    I absolutely adore this. Funnily enough, given the subject, you manage to perfectly render and communicate the feeling of confusion/desire.

  11. buttercup600 says:

    A powerfull verse from the heart. Awesome !

  12. arcanewhisper says:

    I absolutely love this.

  13. revbillcook says:

    Neat to read a poem about not being able to fully read someone, and finally being left to guess at what is there. Very real.Very effective. -Bill

  14. williewizzy says:

    I’m lovin’ it! “Hopefully one day i can read her though i know maybe it’ll never happen.”

  15. I have often wondered if I am really interpreting peoples laughs, smiles, actions, and words correctly! This poem was thought provoking! Also, I really like the layout of your blog 🙂

  16. Mandy says:

    Thanks for all the thoughtful comments!!!

  17. Olivia says:

    LOVELY for that Loved one… ?

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