Brandy Alexander

Christian Garduno

Never wake sleeping hearts with a start
when a whisper is all they need
you ought to know better, even if they don’t-
in a way, you’re asking for what may
I know what you’re thinking
but I’m waiting on it anyway
you make a good deal, but I think if I look around
I might be able to find it for less
Don’t you get wishy-washy on me now
you got immortality in my mind
so many of your words have become mine now

Sometimes, I really do believe we begin from the end-
so don’t wake my sleeping heart
sometimes you just can’t start
from the start

Christian Garduno’s work can be read in over 75 literary magazines. He is the recipient of the 2019 national Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry. Garduno is a Finalist in the 2020-2021 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Writing Contest. He lives and writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie and young son Dylan.

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