goldmourn (amberdawnpullin) wrote,
goldmourn
amberdawnpullin

poem: (don't) tell me what hurts

(don't) tell me what hurts

no, i don't want to think badly
of you, to hate you, to hurt or

have all these thoughts of us
bite me - like our abrupt end

it stings to think or speak your name
when it slips and slides past my lips

it's so painful i'd prefer to eat my tongue -
(do you think of my mouth, how you held it?)

i hate the questions

& the reminders
& the unresolved

the ways we mistreated us

how sadness comes up behind me
grabs hard, sinks into my shoulder

left a mark there that won't let me
forget - just yet - how i miss you.

- adp, 02 August 2009, edited 03 August 2009 @ 2:22pm
Tags: poetry & prose
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