you had me wondering what E.T.A stands for and I read the poem, and I arrived to the conclusion that those letters stands for the initials of the person that you are missing.
The beginning stanza was awesome, I like how you mentioned the part about buying tears because you are still sad for missing this person.
But sometimes, we cry and cry and our tears can dry out, but we still feel the sadness lingering within us, that's why I love how you mention the part about buying more.
I also like the ending, it gave me this feeling of completion like this poem included every information that was needed for the reader to feel it. It didn't left me with a whole. Other than me wondering who E.T.A is, however, that's another story.
I cant stop reading this Chels, nor stopping my tears. It touched me so badly, and made me realize that my own ETA is also never. Everytime I think I am done and that I can now move forward a reminder comes to hunt me back. I love you and I love this piece, to be honest this has to be my favorite poem till this day.
Hey Chelsey! I have been meaning to read and comment on your latest poem, and I really enjoyed this piece.....I too didn't know what E.T.A meant till the end, but I like you you incorporated that so we could figure it out!!!
The beginning really drew me in, you have such a heartfelt and truthful way of writing, capturing that sadness and how it continues on, no matter how many cans you might be able to buy for tears, there will always be that mark, that memory that seems to have such a presence.
I feel like the end was that final thought, final decision that there is no path you can go around to stop missing this person- that your life still has ties to them.
Really excellent write, the feelings were wonderfully portrayed and got to my core, each line held the other one up and told a real story- thanks for your comment also, I appreciate it!
I'm thinking the title is the initials of the person you are writing about?
I could relate to this, so much. Your emotions were so raw here, so real, that I could just feel each word. You were so straight forward in this piece and I think that is what was so appealing to me. That moment of trying to forget someone that was once so important to you, I still struggle with that, and you expressed it here to a tee. Oh and the ending...perfect. It always comes back to that one person you will always miss...Great job!