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Be Gentle

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Be gentle, not explicit
show me, do not tell me
draw hearts and memes for me
do not just tell me 愛してます

Use symbols, metaphors
imagination, not knowledge
poetry rather than prose

Not because I will be scared
but indirect is sweeter, gentler
just like your words

(47 words & kana)



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Nikolaos Skordilis

Nikolaos Skordilis

Poet, writer and photographer from Greece. He/they. Join Medium and support me: https://skordilis.medium.com/membership