Jennifer Ottinger

Rookie (8/10/94 / St. Paul)

Disconcerting Separation - Poem by Jennifer Ottinger

The fear of emotion
Intensity and confusion
They swirl around all the time
But my heart flutters and almost stops
Hearing that voice puts me in a pause
What do I say next?
What should I ask?
My mind is in a flurry
Thoughts so unlike me arise
Why could I not stay stone
Unmoving and unfeeling?
But I know it will fade,
Just like everything else.
I wish that presence would leave
Not make me hope
Not make me think of a future
I want normal, no adventures
No heartbreak!
Leave me alone, stay away
Help me.

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  • Kelly Seale (8/16/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    The idea of love haunts you, taunting you, even in your sleep. You'd rather play alone, wearing loneliness beneath your clothes...keeping your emotions at arms length. Very Good Write Jennifer! ! !
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 17, 2012

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