I made you these because you deserve them. I made them for our special occasion. I spent all my money. I wasted a day. I took care over them. Look at me. I made these because you’d look good in them. I made the...
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I l ove the rhythm of this poem — the short lines give a staccato effect that mights it kind of.....scary. I genuinely believe that she will hold a grudge.
Then I asked myself — what made me assume the voice was female? (I don't make the assumption based on the writer) I read it again and imagine the voice Male, and it was equally sinister and threatening, but there is something in the voice of the poem, something emotionally long-lasting in the threat that makes it sound female.
I love the fact the first 4 lines actually sound quite loving. Then that notion of "I spent all my money" was a warning sign.......followed by "wasted"...then I know what "Look" is being had and what tone "look at me" is spoken in.
Deffo one of my favourite poems I have read in a while.
(I'd be interested to hear your views/intentions on the gender issue...)