Too New

Mild
tepid
calm
None of these were me
with my composure merely intact
Reticence fully disabled
I fell in love with you
instantaneously
immediately
uncasually
uneasily
looking into your
eyes
oh with those eyes
I knew
immediately
You
But I know now, I am learning that this is
too new.
Stifle
smoother
cool.
Yet I didn’t believe
Still I tried
Anxiously, urgently and wantingly to make…

This is Adam Fletcher’s poetry blog. All works are copyright 2009 by Adam Fletcher, unless otherwise stated. Do not reproduce in any fashion without the explicit permission from the author.

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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