Do You Like Me?

Bent paper,

secret in hand.

Unfold. Eyes widen.

Gentle ask…

Yes or No?

Heavy choice.

She circles slow.

Bent paper,

secret in hand.

Unfold. Rip up.

Discreet inquiry.

Awkward memory.

Silent tears drip

cold rejection.

Darkness cast its line

killing his heart,

the first time.

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  1. 北方榆 (Northern Elm)

    I like the parity of this poem: She and He. Both have bent papers in hands….. bent hearts. one circling and one ripping…. and it is “the first time” to ask “Do you like me”. Great poem with a sense of freshness.

    1. Kirsten Curcio

      Thank you! It’s little moments like these where someone can be so brave at first and feel so hopeful, only to plummet in defeat…

  2. Mike U.

    This is such a tender, poignant poem. Reminds me of my schoolboy years when I had massive crushes on various girls but was too afraid to even give them a “Yes or No” note… This is really beautiful, Kirsten. 🙂

    1. Kirsten Curcio

      Aww! Thank you Mike I’m glad you liked it! 🙂 Giving those notes take a lot of courage, I couldn’t do it either.

  3. AB

    This is beautiful, Kirsten!
    “Bent paper,
    Secret in hand.
    These words are so intriguing, and the last few lines of the poem, especially
    “Silent tears drip
    Cold rejection”
    So fascinating! Very well crafted, loved it ❤

    1. Kirsten Curcio

      Thank you so much AB for your kind comment! I appreciate it 🙂

      1. AB

        You’re most welcome!

  4. Madd_Fictional

    Oh, those bent paper secrets, how I miss them. When love or heartache was the simple tick of a box away. Succinct, beautiful, and nostalgic. Well done, Kirsten!

    1. Kirsten Curcio

      Thank you Rhyan 🙂 I appreciate it!

      1. Madd_Fictional

        My absolute pleasure!

  5. Ghost Human Bones | It’s Monday Night

    […] the boy from fifth grade came to mind. I forgive Amir for his wrongful hands and ended up writing a poem of my interpretation of his sadness. I’m certain he found someone to circle yes later in life. I […]


    An interesting poem!
    I love how your all work contains some mystery and hidden meaning.
    You are exceptional.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you so much, I appreciate it very much. 😃


        How are you kirsten?

      2. Kirsten

        Oh, I just had a powerful headache earlier but doing much better now. Thank you for asking. How are you? ☀️


        Take care of that beautiful head. It has lots of ideas and creativity.
        I’m good, I was working on a blog actually. 😅
        Take care. Have a peaceful day ahead.
        I hope you feel better soon 🌟

      4. Kirsten

        Aww thank you Devang! You’re very kind 🙏🏽🤗 I look forward to reading your next blog. Please have a peaceful day too.


        Me too….. Expecting your new poem soon 🙂

      6. Kirsten

        Be back in September 😊💞


        Like this year or next??
        It’s been forever. Yesterday, I was wondering if you are fine.
        How is your headache now??

      8. Kirsten

        Lol! This year! Quality over quantity. 💞 It’s finally gone for good, now just playing catch-up with everything.


        I definitely agree with quality over quantity. I follow certain sites, they share 10 blogs a day. It gets boring tbh. That also reduces interaction. But, then speaking of ghost human bones, you share 1 impactful blog and it’s hard to forget that.
        I have a suggestion if you could declare that date for your stories to increase the anticipation. (Just a suggestion, no offense)

      10. Kirsten

        Aww. I appreciate your continued interest.

        And no offense taken. I used to have a date countdown until my next post but had to remove it because it gave me anxiety. I felt pressured to meet that date and hard on myself if I didn’t keep that commitment. Or even worse, I ended up posting something I wasn’t satisfied with just for the sake of ‘getting something posted’, you know? And where are those posts now? They’re marked private because they need significant rework.
        Very disappointing.

        With my little ones, my work, house chores, editing, this other project I’m working on, it is very difficult for me to nail down a specific date. I will say I post on either Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Wednesday so check back on those days. 🙂 I also have a profile on Medium where I share other poems, some already posted here, some new (my socials are at the bottom of the page) and some poems on Instagram, one that is coming later tonight.

        Now if I had lots of $$$ and no responsibilities, I’d get a lake house and hole myself up for a month then come back home. No doubt I’d have a book finished by then and a bunch of blog posts. Hah! Let’s hope that happens soon. I’d much rather write full time.


    Wow, you have written a blog here. I agree with the responsibilities, it’s hard to focus on things we love. The same happens with me. Uncertainty delay my blogs, and it’s been 9 days already. I am expecting your poem soon. But, at the same time, I expect that it’s not giving you any unwanted stress.
    A house near the lake, would be great.
    Consider getting on in my city as it’s called lake city, and you can then write here peacefully.
    Waiting for your book as well. I wish you tons of happiness and energy.

    1. Kirsten

      I can’t wait to travel outside of the United States. All those sites, food to eat… Lots of inspiration I bet. Lake City sounds so pretty.
      I wish you happiness and energy too, Devang! 🤗☀️



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