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<3 (the less-than-three poem)

<3 (the less-than-three poem)

Posted July 5th, 2018 by AlgebraAddict

by Esther
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July 5th, 2018
 
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THIS IS MEANT TO BE A SPOKEN WORD POEM. LESS-THAN-THREE IS THE LITERAL WAY OF SAYING   " < 3 "  WHICH IS A TEXTING SLANG FOR A HEART EMOJI.
 
 
So at some point in our relationship,
I dove into the settings app
And changed the keyboard autocorrect settings
So that every time I texted the letters:
“H E A R T”
My keyboard would take the liberty
Of autocorrecting it to less-than-three
Cuz loving you was just that easy
So easy that I didn’t need to access the symbols submenu
To send you the symbols of my love for you.
Well flash forward a few months, when I realized my mistake
While I was telling my friends about our tragic break
I typed out the word “heartbreak” and like any friend would
My phone wanted to fix it, and it did the best it could
But when it had fixed my message, no one understood
What a less-than-three-break was, so it didn’t do much good.
And so now I’ve got all these notes on my phone
Where it tried to fix my spelling, but just made me feel alone
And I don’t remember where to find “keyboard settings”
So I sit here and sift through the typos I’m getting
And I’m too embarrassed to let my friends see
My notes and my songs, and my sad poetry
Because I know they’ll just ask, “Hey, what does it mean,
That she took hold and ripped out your beating less-than-three?”

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Posted by Sachi on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 22:34
oh wow this is really

oh wow this is really great—it flows so nicely and it’s really engaging! i <3 your poetry

Posted by on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 22:35
This is beautiful! It’s

This is beautiful! It’s wonderfully written and I’m sure it would be even better spoken :D

Posted by ~ cedar ~ on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 18:19

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