I is for B R E A K I N G

Break

v. to separate, to come apart

I is for B R E A K I N G
(OR: What Makes an I Cry?
)

 

And then she heard it B R E A K

T E A R i n g  up – her eyes

T E A R i n g up – the page

– And Mark – And Mark – And –

The tears fall and – Mark –

The page and her heart . . .

B R E A K

B R E A

B R E

B R

B

To B

To  B   T E A R I n g  Up  –  Mark  –  Right  now  –

Marks her: Whole

Marks her: Here

Marks her: Tears

Marks her: Tears falling, Marking, Marking the Page, Marking her B R O K E N

Marking her B R E A K

Marking her B R O K E N

. . .

She isn’t usually the type to type things like this

She isn’t usually the type to t e a r or to break, to break open

But if he leaves . . .  If he is leaving . . .

And if she stays . . .  Wondering . . .  What else – what else might there be?

Might be, could have been, could be

Might have been, could not have been, could never be

Could not have been

Might not have been

Was it, then?

. . .

She puts her finger in the tear and smears it. The ink doesn’t budge.

FIXED to the page.

The letter won’t break, won’t run.

She stays put, likewise, sitting at her desk.

Was there ever a tear ?

Was there ever an “I” ?

Was there ever an eye, crying ?

Was there ever an I, and did she B R E A K ?

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