The New Echolalia

Originally published almost a decade ago (November 2011) in the (now defunct) online poetry journal Every Day Poets, and re-presented here, fresh from the pantry…


The New Echolalia

Whatever I ever say to her
she repeats back perfectly.

I think you’re beautiful, I say;
she tells me I should trim my beard.

I tell her how much I love her.
She reminds me to take my pills.

She gives me a kiss
when I bring her coffee.

Poets and Storytellers United
Writers’ Pantry #90

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15 thoughts on “The New Echolalia

  1. It is lovely knowing one another so well – showing, not saying or saying the right thing. Lovely poem.

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