can an emoticon be a poem?

by epi

i hope so, because this is what i have to say:

:(.

everything else is…
too much
or too little
or too true
or not true enough.

everything else scrapes
against me
or misses me all-together.
remember the days when
words fit into us
like puzzle pieces?
when every word had a place,
because even the ones that
didn’t fit were worth saving?

the only thing that seems
right enough to say is that:
nothing’s good enough.
& the words haven’t changed.

only me.

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