hurting to ask you
after Laura Theobald
hey, you are my best place for winter.
I was not sure you want me back there.
there is rust and wanted you, so there.
you are my rock and house, thank goodness.
I am sorry for not getting back to the room
in the morning. I have been thinking about
your asking for the end. the end of time and
money to pay for it.
the thing is, I have some water
and the password for the first year.
I missed the deadline for the dark
dress, I turn myself out.
remember to send my errands. we are going
to the party room for a little bit more. when
you are looking at the church and it said:
proud to announce a few weeks of having
children and juice. I have decided that this
would be the best punishment for us.
hey honey tell me how to make do without
breaking up the road please. the world like
a good place for sale. are you doing this for
the first time in forever? are you coming
to find out more?
we have the right place to stay in touch. so look forward to
hearing from the year before. would it be okay to use the
following table for work and hundreds of time? I have been
in hospitals for you. I am ready, I have a heart of gold and silverware.
my throat hurting to ask you about it.
a little gloomy here, I am available
I fell asleep for the weekend
in the home of your old life
it was such a thing of days ago.
I wanted to apologize again--
my darling, don’t think that I
can make it.
Note: Inspired by Laura Theobald’s The Best Thing Ever, the poems in “hurting to ask you” were initially composed using predicative text software on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, and were revised separately, not relying exclusively on the word choices provided by the predictive software.
EMILY CORWIN is a Midwestern girl who loves all things pretty. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, Rust + Moth, smoking glue gun, Word Riot, and Midwestern Gothic. Her chapbook "My Tall Handsome" was recently released through Brain Mill Press, as part of the Mineral Point Chapbook Series, and in the coming year, she will serve as Poetry Editor for the Indiana Review.