Bigger On The Inside


Bigger On The Inside

Once you said that your life was an open book.
With put-on grin
admitted to pages stuck together.

Not an original statement.
Got it off something you read once.
Maybe Facebook.
Could not be sure.

One day you presented me with a journal.
Mark down all our adventures.
All our times together.
I’d write in it.
You picked journal entry titles.

Then you left about 20 pages in.
It’s a pretty journal.
I do not have the heart to rip the pages out.
Covered them with pretty pictures.
Overwritten some of the pages with
swear words in black marker.

One day I may just paste them together.

By A.E. Wallace

About A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

Ann Wallace holds a degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Mass Communications and minored in Creative Writing. She worked at the NBC Affiliate Newschannel9 in El Paso, was a journalist for the El Paso Diocese Catholic Newspaper, held writing workshops with The Tumblewords Project, performed as a Slam Poet and published poetry in small literary magazines. She is now an ex-pat in the UK where she lives, knits, games, works and writes. View all posts by A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

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