when you fight with someone you love//an ode to Jo March’s famous temper.

an acidic taste of dark memories. lingering
on the tip of your tongue. threatening
to spill as angry talk. puncturing
hearts of those you love.

where do these words go?

you can see their lips quivering. contracting
to form strange sounds. and drawing
tight lines on their face. nothing
registers in your brain.

where do these words go?

decide the written word works best. pleading
them to come back. but not realising
all the hurt you caused. staining
the ink with your tears.

where do these words go?

~

when you fight with someone you love//an ode to Jo March’s famous temper
I love the book Little Women. And I absolutely adored Greta Gerwig’s movie adaptation. Here is a picture of Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, and Marmee’s wisdom from the movie (because I watched it recently).

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