“Defining Definitions” by Sara Spivey


DISTANT
Being far away. Not close. Separated. In
two different places. Togetherless. Un-near.
DISTANCE
Something I never thought I'd feel being in the
same vicinity as you.
HATE
The opposite of love. Strongest of all feelings--to
ultimately hate, one must have loved another so much
first. Love's bittersweet enemy.
HATRED
Something I never thought I'd see reside adamantly
in your perfect eyes.
DISGUSTING
Gross. Not to one's liking. Grotesque. Immensely
unpleasant. Unattractive. Ugly.
DISGUST
What took the place of your pleasant, melodic voice
when you addressed me ever so objectively. So
callously. So coldly. I didn't know angels could
speak in such ways. I didn't think they ever would.
STRANGE
Weird. Odd. Eccentric. Not of the norm.
Unordinary.
STRANGER
What I've become to you.
BROTHER
My World. My Music. My Hero. My Miracle.
SISTER
Your apparent and blatantly obvious dissapointment.
Your failure. Your shame.
FLAWED
Me.
FLAWLESS
You.
SORRY
What I can't stress to you enough that I am for
consistently letting you down.
SORROW
My future without you, my music. A black tomorrow.