Tug of War

by Melissa   Jun 23, 2009


I love you, I loathe you
please (don't) flit away
I can not conclude if
I'll kiss your pain or
indulge mine in vain

I'm an alien
to my own revelations,
but still, poetry is starting to
ignore you

has your tongue noted,
how mine no longer utters
adherent nothings of amity,
how it carries caution
with all the immobility of fear
and tastes more like a sugary blend of
hostility-
it daunts me,
this new venom that swims about these veins
like spry fish
pumping complexities to my heart,
I'd rather just adore you

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  • 8 years ago

    by HOLLY ARMER

    I honestly don't know what to say about this poem. I love it, but can't find the words...

  • 8 years ago

    by TheRevelation

    What a lovely and unique poem! I absolutely enjoyed reading this.
    "how it carries caution
    with all the immobility of fear
    and tastes more like a sugary blend of
    hostility-
    it daunts me,
    this new venom that swims about these veins
    like spry fish
    pumping complexities to my heart,
    I'd rather just adore you"

    This part of the end just took me away, your language bring the reader in. Wonderful work. 5/5