Norm

Standard

I want to know your name
your favorite color

Do you like sour cream on enchiladas

When you cry
do you prefer a tissue or your t-shirt
to sop the tears

If you drink too much
do you self flagellate
vow to abstain
or see it
as a tiny blunder on the grand quest

Is it Bach or Baez or Beatles
Blind Mellon or Beck or Best Coast
you search for on the dial

Meatloaf or sushi
or both on the same plate

At what speed does your heart break
and when the gash is deep and lethal
do you bleed out in one remarkable surge
or in a resolute trickle

Tell me
in the moment you finally suppose yourself gone
is it still possible to love you back to life

February 2013
Julie Ayers

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