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Typewriter Series #55 by Tyler Knott Gregson
How would you like me to tell you? How would you like me to explainwhen I try to describe to you howmuch I want you? Do I say it withwords, or with long sighs out of mytired lungs? Do I whisper it orscream it across the space that shouldnot be separating us any longer?Do I kneel down and with hands claspedtogether phrase it as a question thatbegins with ‘will’ and ends softlywith ‘stay here forever,’ the ‘you’choked out in between the two halves.Do I type it or carve it intomy skin so the blood can show you andthe scar forever remind you? Do Ibeg or do I swallow it all and hopethat you know the way to see into mychest, the letters white like bonesin the x-ray of how I am feeling?Do I sink or do I swim? Which wouldshow you more, if sinking demandsbravery and swimming requires folly?Tell me how to tell you and thetelling will be told.-Tyler Knott Gregson-

Typewriter Series #55 by Tyler Knott Gregson

How would you like me to tell you?
How would you like me to explain
when I try to describe to you how
much I want you? Do I say it with
words, or with long sighs out of my
tired lungs? Do I whisper it or
scream it across the space that should
not be separating us any longer?
Do I kneel down and with hands clasped
together phrase it as a question that
begins with ‘will’ and ends softly
with ‘stay here forever,’ the ‘you’
choked out in between the two halves.
Do I type it or carve it into
my skin so the blood can show you and
the scar forever remind you? Do I
beg or do I swallow it all and hope
that you know the way to see into my
chest, the letters white like bones
in the x-ray of how I am feeling?
Do I sink or do I swim? Which would
show you more, if sinking demands
bravery and swimming requires folly?
Tell me how to tell you and the
telling will be told.

-Tyler Knott Gregson-