Poetry

She Didn’t Love Me as Me, Instead She Loved the Writer

by Fernando Izaguirre

She Didn’t Love Me As Me,
Instead She Loved The Writer

She didn’t love me as me,
Instead she loved the writer

Who wrote her poems
About love—sickening the young
And curing the old.

She didn’t love me as me,
Instead she loved the writer

Who wrote her poems
About— the waves kissing
The shore,

And buttering her feet
With salt.

She didn’t love me as me,
Instead she loved the writer

Who wrote her poems
About— swimming naked
in the fresh blue waters

Of Cancún,

And letting the sun
Ripple through her

watered skin.

She didn’t love me as me,
Instead she loved the writer

Who wrote her poems
About— dancing to
Buoyant music in a

Strapless dress

And letting a man
Touch her milky thighs.

She didn’t love me as me
Instead she loved the writer

Who wrote her poems
About— exploring the
Depths of his heart

With her acrobatic fingers
And resting them on his chest.

Which made it clear that
She didn’t love me as me
Instead she loved the writer.

.

.
I Fell in Love with a Russian Girl

The Russian girl across the classroom
Reminds of the clouds that skate
Across the sky.

I lost myself in her eyes that dazzled me
Like fireworks thundering and clapping
In the air.

I love the way her pale skin creams up
Against the chair she sits in and the
Way her lips touch the end of her pencil.

She is silent on most days but that
Strings me towards her even more.

And if this poem ever finds her lap
The nothing else matters but the way
Her fingers blush and tickle the ends
Of this precious gift.

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Fernando Rafael Izaguirre, Jr., was born in 1993. He is an Honors student at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, majoring in English. His poetry, essays, and articles have appeared in various online and print magazines such as The Ofi Press, Weber State University Metaphor, and the Rio Grande Review. Fernando plans to obtain a Masters Degree in creative writing at the University of Houston. Eloquence is his first collection of poetry, has been released in September of 2014 by Editorial Trance. Poetry lovers can purchase his book on amazon and other outlets. He is currently working on his second poetry collection.

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