Extinction of Her Recovery

by Star   Jul 31, 2019


You killed her so many times
in a looped process,
to create what you desire

while
she only left you slightly
grazed and punctured.

she dressed your wounded arms
by the mulberry silk
you extracted and weaved.

...so
she crawled back
into her cocoon
one more time.

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  • 4 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I am back to say a few things! First, congrats on the win. Second, every time I read this I draw a slightly different conclusion. Your use of "recovery" made me think the "you" referenced is this demon, this monster wearing down her mental health as she tries to fight back and can cope for awhile, then is forced into hiding again. Isolating to survive. Other times reading, I saw this as someone or even her own thoughts demanding perfection out of everything she does. Killing her true self, her most authentic self, in hopes to become someone drastically different. To appeal to this person and appease them. So her genuine self is hidden away, time and time again, destroyed and re-created to fit the mold of what society thinks will suit her best. Yet she always tends to this person, caring for them when they are "wounded", yet is this a case where she is only brought out as comfort then ignored other times, made to be invisible unless needed?

    Love this piece so much. It's always an honor and pleasure to read your work! :)

    EDIT: Just read Spontaneity's really cool and insightful comment and I could see that! That would be such a clever use of the mulberry silk and cocoon reference.

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      Wow you comment had left me speechless. It is always an honor to have you comment :) You have talent with comments ^_^
      Thank youuuuu soo much!!

  • 4 months ago

    by Tanya Southey

    Beautiful poem, so well done x

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you so much ^_^

  • 4 months ago

    by Daniel

    I’m so glad this poem won. Beautiful and extremely clever. Well done :)

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      Thank youuuuuuu Daniel ^_^

  • 4 months ago

    by Everlasting

    Congrats !

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      OMG I’m overwhelmed by this win!!
      Thank you Luce and Ben ^_^

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Well done, STAR!

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