“Scissor Half,” a Rumpus Original Poem by Jacqueline Waters


Scissor Half

You were telling me your dream
at some point you started
just making it up

Thus believer and unbeliever are brought to heel

I hate it

But allow it like a veil between my heart and mind it would be boring to lift

Really I’ve got to find a place
to lie down and go to work

I’m OK, I stand up and take my time
which I also accrue

Regret fixing the problem
but persist

I feel good about my persistence which I also ridicule


You can have it

You couldn’t make
the connection

Much less
all of them

Jacqueline Waters


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