Text, An Inappropriate Poem

I usually write term-based pieces for Inspired Mag, but I’ll admit: I was too embarrassed to submit this one for their readership.

However,

I think this poem exemplifies taking an idea and running with it—despite the obvious overtones and ridiculous use of the title word. It’s also cool to read aloud. Or at least it makes me giggle high-schoolishly, my cheeks a-blush. Don’t judge me on this one. I sometimes think like a boy (I did used to dress like one).

BAM! Stereotypes.

Text
a somewhat inappropriate poem written by Alexa L.

Let’s talk about text, baby.

about the subtext,
pretext, and re-text
involved in a contextual relationship:

ingoing
outgoing

bad text
rough text
text so good, you can’t text it

ingoing
outgoing
ingoing
outgoing

text in the morning,
the afternoon,
at night
textual delight.

textual feeling
textual healing
textually appealing
body text

naughty text
texting constantly
to get the textual reaction
then the (hopefully) eventual textual satisfaction
of being textually active.

Let’s talk about the textuality involved
in texting too much, too quickly:

texts proposing love
texts proposing texts

text on boat or text in box
Dr. Seuss style, text with fox (insert winking emoticon here)

private text
text she wasn’t supposed to know about

repeated text

ingoing
outgoing
ongoing

text you failed to send
text break
text mend

text you think is simple,
but is definitely complicated

text meant to deceive
text she never received

text you wish you never texted

delete
delete
delete

text you forget you texted
until she sees it
(let’s just say…it is textually inappropriate). 

Let’s talk about text, baby.
;)

9 comments

  1. Dating Girl says:

    I stumbled upon your blog and found this poem. LOVE. It made me smile :)

  2. Amy says:

    I followed you here from 20SB…Awesome poem! It would sound great as a spoken-word poem.

  3. phil taggart says:

    love it

  4. Alexa L. says:

    thank you so much!

  5. pbm2011 says:

    Freaking awesome or as my friend says "FAWESOME!". Very creative writing style!

  6. KG says:

    I'm not even a fan of poetry so much and I love this poem!

  7. Amanda says:

    I can't wait to buy my first book of poetry by Flash. Please let me know when it is published so I can come to the Author Signing Event-thingee. K thanks <3

    love,
    yourfriendwhotriestowritepoetrybut mostlyfailsbutcanplaysportsandpartywith you aka tank :D

  8. sansble says:

    you're amazing. no matter how playful your poems, they always get to your heart. this one even hurt a little. SO good.

  9. TaurMe says:

    I love it! Its really good, very original and very interesting ;)

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