i could write a poem for you

I’d write poetry and prose, words of love and comfort
if I thought that it would help
I’d speak in volumes, verbs and tenses
dissecting, psychoanalyzing, explaining and extrapolating
the meanings of what
I feel for you
what I know to be true
in us
if I thought it would help
but nothing seems to help anymore, and I name myself Cassandra,
no Helen here.
I see the ending of this Troy
(don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.)
I whisper and I speak and I cry, I try try try
but it seems I will remain
so fall silent and wait, precipice-balanced, trembling
for the end.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Sad...haunting....beautiful! So few words and yet so many emotions portrayed. Lovely job my friend!

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that one girl 4 years ago from Washington state Author

Thank you!

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Thumbs up and awesome. I wanted it to go on and on. I like your style with this piece. It continued in an uninterrupted fashion like you were sitting him down and saying this, and this, and this...great job.

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