Let Me Dissolve

by Girandole   Dec 7, 2020


How do you escape
The very need to escape?
How do you accept love
Without flaming up?
How do you not run away
Just as they start to see you?
How do you welcome peace
Without intentions of driving off the cliff?

I have thought about it
And I think about it still
The way they calmy sit with everything else
The way I never could've done myself.

Why do I sabotage
Every good thing I have
And then cry over it
While drowning in misery and rage?
Why do I reject warmth
And bury myself in the frost of despair and grief?
Do you ever think about it?

Do you ever think about it?
How I would've never lost the chance
To walk through every road with you,
If I were anything but me
For I am full of calamities
And I cannot bring it upon you.

And if I were anything but me
I would've loved to hold your hand
And steal memories.

But for now,

Let me dissolve.

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  • 2 months ago

    by Milo

    It's devastating detaching from someone you love, but dissolving with hope is infinitely better than dissolving with nothing at all.

  • 3 months ago

    by hiraeth

    Coming back to read this again, hope to read something new soon!

  • 3 months ago

    by Keira Pickard

    This is incredible. The depth and self doubt is moving, and it's wonderfully executed.

    A belated welcome to poems and quotes!

  • 3 months ago

    by hiraeth

    You know a piece you're certain will sit with you for a while after reading? This is one of those pieces for me.

    Welcome to P&Q, hope to see more of your work!

  • 4 months ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    This is a safe place. You can either read others works and leave no comment, or reach out by leaving a comment on their work, or private messaging them.

    Your self-reflecting poem that questions a past and offers a glimpse of what could have been.

    You have talent.

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