My darling,
I don’t care
what you’re
as long as
you are.

© Sarah Doughty


45 thoughts on “Read

  1. this set my mind racing – the many scenarios this generated in my mind, Sarah, you don’t want to know. picture this: woman/man catches his/her lover reading a text from a lover and asks “you’re reading a text from another man/woman while you’re with me?” and the lover responds, “but I thought you didn’t mind as long as i’m just reading – and not responding.” then you consider the end of the piece “as long as you are …” the open and ambiguous nature of these words leaves room for the addition of any conclusion by the speaker. it could, for instance, be, “as long as you are not practicing what you’re reading,” or “as long as you are not doing so when i need you.” there is a certain threat in those closing words too – “as long as …” love this piece.

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  2. Well that’s nice. In case you’re wondering, some people are reading poems about someone else not caring about what they read, as long as they do. Who knew?

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