Spoken poetry is powerful. It evokes a sensory experience that moves one to such heightened emotions.
“When a boy tells you he loves you for the first time
only to become silent like a folded sheet of tissue paper
not wanting you to decrease him into the truth,
do not crack your face into the fullest crescent moon at the tapered bottom of a blackened sky.
He never meant a single word of any of it.
He is just a boy,
Just a silly, silly boy, remember?”
Edwin Bodney, “When a Boy Tells You He Loves You“