Overthrown.

by Poet on the Piano   Feb 20, 2021


You leave me in ruins

and at the end of each
cadenza,
I'm left aching for your touch

your name,
deadly nightshade.

I'm staying
within the realm,
though you
coax me to the other side

but I know
there is nothing there.

You're a dark gulf
at the edge of my curiosity

and I'd rather know a
constant state of dread

then
know
nothing.

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Written 2/09/21 while listening to "I'm on Fire" by Stateless ft. Shara Worden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWES0YBPfHE

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  • 1 week ago

    by Jack

    Great work!

  • 1 month ago

    by Skyfire

    So beautiful and relatable.

  • 2 months ago

    by Rog

    It reminds me of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzIivel0VPM

    The lyrics are perfect. They say it's about heroin but I think it's about a vampiress or vampire, your poison of choice, someone who gives you the hots but you better not touch.

    • 1 month ago

      by Poet on the Piano

      Interesting, thanks for the link, will listen! And thanks for reading.

  • 2 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This reminded me a little (in content at least) of Frost's 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'.
    I always enjoy the musical footnotes you leave. In fact, I am off to listen to that piece this very instant!

    • 2 months ago

      by Poet on the Piano

      Thanks so much, Ben! The song is from a Spanish drama on Netflix called "The Mess You Leave Behind". Probably never would have found the song if not for the show.

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