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i don’t mean this as a joke
i just really want to kiss you
when the moon is upside-down
& the sea is in your eyes

with my prestidigitation
& my not-so-innocent blue eyes
i want to curl up in your lap
i want to be your teddy bear

i feel like such a goon
when i’m standing next to you
jumping around like a jazzed-up raccoon

i’m not a lion or a knight
i’m not a rugged viking man
i’m just a fool with a fountain of words
working on my magic tricks
when the moon is upside-down
& the sea is in my eyes
i’m just a fool who wants to kiss you
over & over & over again


  1. Hannah Jane wrote:

    I love lots of things about this poem: it’s all lowercase and mostly lacking punctuation, with the exception of a few apostrophes and dashes. I also really like the phrase ‘jazzed-up raccoon’. What an image!
    I’m really enjoying your blog! Thanks for checking mine out!

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  2. josh wrote:

    Thanks, Hannah Jane! I pretty much exclusively use lowercase and little punctuation in my poetry. I just like the way it looks.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:28 am | Permalink

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