#OctPoWriMo – Day 21 – “Just Go, I’ll Be Fine”

brickwoman

 

Just Go, I’ll Be Fine // by Jennifer Patino

 

Would it have mattered? If I insisted
you listened, dragged you by your frizzed hair,
forced you, saved you, forced you, pleaded

with you? Your mind wrapped around me
like wire and I could unloose you, unleash you
I couldn’t pry you off, you were barbed wire

You were my crown of thorns and I longed
to wear you because your hurt was the easy pain
and your love was the bloom crushed in my hand

I wanted your fragrance I wanted you safe
but you stayed and disappeared into the stains
of a stranger’s couch cushions and I’m looking

for you still in every pillar of smoke, in every
stoplight that just turns green, and in the
lingering taste of regret from every mouth

watering memory in the garden of my middle aged mind
You grow in me like a cancer and I want no cure
or remission I want you here telling me not to worry

over and over again
telling me not to worry

 

 

One thought on “#OctPoWriMo – Day 21 – “Just Go, I’ll Be Fine”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s