Jesse Weiner

She Often Spoke - Poem by Jesse Weiner

she often spoke of suicide, wordlessly.
did I see scarred wrists or imagine them?
of whose suicide did she speak?
her eyes, I saw them, told a kind of truth
apart from what I heard-
for that reason alone, I could forgive her.

are thoughts made of chemicals in the brain,
the synapse of neurons, electric sparks?
flash, they appear, another moment gone.
a memory took place and this I heard.

she often spoke, or did she speak, of suicide.
who spoke? who heard?
did I know or did I imagine knowing?
for that reason alone, I could forgive her.

Comments about She Often Spoke by Jesse Weiner

  • Melissa Robinson (1/15/2015 9:01:00 PM)

    This is a deep poem.. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/23/2006 2:07:00 AM)

    interesting poem, i enjoyed it. thank you (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2006 12:50:00 PM)

    good poem keep it up i hope you reply to this Jesse Weiner (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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