A poem by Annalise Grey


Ugly is a jagged word that cuts your love in half 

it crushes against your teeth, too big and ill-defined 


If only you’d see how it fumbles about in terror of mirrors 

how it snakes around your tongue to strangle all kindness 


Then perhaps you’d take a sword to your vocabulary 

slicing away the brambles of your hate 


You’d clear away the debris of your wasted thoughts 

and leave a path for me 


About The Poet:

Annalise Grey is a Pennsylvania native, dreamer, explorer.  She writes because she likes talking to the voices in her head.  Her work has been featured in Tiny House Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic Literary Magazine, and Microfiction Monday.


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