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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,
remember?
Just a silly, silly boy, remember?”

Edwin Bodney, “When a Boy Tells You He Loves You

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