Learning to Love

written by Kaley Smale

Love is a four letter word whispered in my ear
through whiskey soaked breath.

When you are eighteen it is hard to learn
what love is.

I had my shirt buttoned to my throat,
my hands held out to deflect the thrust of your hips.

It is much easier to learn
what love is not.

You taught me a new four letter word.

Kaley Smale is an English Major at a small university in British Columbia, Canada. She primarily writes poetry, but experiments with short fiction as well. When she is not studying or writing, she can usually be found trail running with her dog.

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