I WILL RELIVE THIS DAY UNTIL I GET IT RIGHT

i will re
live this
day until
i get it
right

pen
sively in
circles i
pace the
room pen
sively in
circles

i walk
across the
bridge
i crossed
to the past
and pull
the weeds
i planted
i once
thought
them flow
ers

i will re
member pink
skin and
soft hands
and barbed
wire words
wrapped in
soft blank
et

i will re
live this
day until
i get it
right

and every
shelf of
my kitch
en is o
verflowing
with knick
knacks that
i have
collected
like tears
made out
of ceramic

and every
shelf of
my book
case is on
fire
and i
am on fire
and always
on fire

i don’t
know how
to stop
a tsunami

i tried
my best
and re
gret not
trying
more
better

i am all
ways on
fire

i am all
doors
locked

i am
seven o
clock
alarm
snooze
seven
snooze
fifteen
snooze
thirty
snooze
late for
life
and all
the people

at the
board
meeting
just stare
and stare
and stare

and i
will re
live this
day until
i get this
right

at night
i plug this
soul into
the wall
out let and
i turn off
i sleep
i sleep
and when
i awake
i am 100%
but so quick
ly i drain
i drain
i drain

same tooth
paste upon
the same
sixty
bristles
the only
thing that
changes is
the black
beneath my
eyes and i
die and i
die

i will re
live this
day until
i get it
right

no cali
fornia
stopping
no rubber
necking
past my
dreams in
patriotic
flames on
the side
of the by
way i run
into the
arms now
of hope
of hope
of hope

i re
start
boot up
i kiss the
ground grate
ful to be
and to be
here and
two thousand
doves escape
my van gogh
soul and fly
out into the
city that
was a town
until it
realized it
was a city
am i a city
that will
be a town
until i
realize it
i must
realize it
this pacing
is not waste
i create
this day
i make my
mark in the
tree
and i must
not waste
this day

i will re
live this
day until
i get it
i

i will re
lieve this

i will re
live this
day un
til

i will
re
live

i will re
live these
days

i will re
live this
this here

this day

i will re
live this
day until
i get it
i get it
i get it

i will re
live this
day until
i get it
right.

COPYRIGHT BRICE MAIURRO 2015

Author: brice maiurro

Denver poet. Author of Stupid Flowers, out now through Punch Drunk Press.

8 thoughts on “I WILL RELIVE THIS DAY UNTIL I GET IT RIGHT”

  1. Fabulous writing as always, I have been following you for ages (in a good way) visit me at House of Heart , I don’t bite.

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