You are not an easy person to…

clothing by Ahmed Abdel Rahman

I open up my body,
whole and spit-shined eager
and inside there is only a mouth.
The mouth says
You are not an easy person to love.
Curious, I reach into this mouth
and pull out the tongue.

I make the tongue say it again, and again.
You are not an easy person…
You are not an easy person to…

And it’s so silly looking.
This little flip-flopping thing
in the palm of my hand.”

– Clementine von Radics, “A Bad Weekend in Three Parts,” published in Drunk in a Midnight Choir

Notes: Poem Source: Boston Poetry Slam. Photography: Feelslike


  1. listen to your heart, not your inner tongue.

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  2. haha that’s quite a visual! ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. If you are not easy…try to change that… if that is also not easy…well others are too busy..they will walk away..then it will not be so easy to stay alone…all day

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  4. Sounds like a bad dream?

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  5. The crap we tell ourselves.

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  6. The visual of my tongue wiggling in my hand just cracks me up!

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  7. To tame the tongue is to harness the mind and wrap it in love. You again bring great thought stimulation David.

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