you say
if you don't answer a question
I should ask again

no

no answer
is a Northwest no

I will not press
I will not chase
I will walk away

you don't
say a word
about my poem

I will not send
any more

to a Northwest no

you don't know
and I think don't care
that this breaks my heart more
I thought maybe you wanted
to know me a little

I will not throw myself
at you
at a Northwest no

you say
if you don't answer a question
I should ask again

written 9/24/21