WHAT I REALLY MEAN

(A found poem)

by Rachel Rooney

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(But someone said she did.)

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(I really, really didn’t.)

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(Perhaps I gave a hint.)

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(But someone must have done it.)

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(I think she might have hidden it.)

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(But she did take someone else’s.)

I didn’t say she stole my money.
(I said she stole my glasses.)



From The Language of Cat.
Money