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Darkness and Displacement

by ParadoxFox 11 months ago in heartbreak
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An old note to past loves

Darkness and Displacement
Photo by Power Lai on Unsplash

Hey, Dear,

I'm not interested in being spoken to like that

Your words carry unnecessary edges

like those razor blades stuck to the monkey bars

You, hidden, laughing between the hedges

each of them thoughtfully placed--to mar the hands of innocents

A malice for the sake of being, as hurt people hurt (people)

Your suffering isn't worth a cent, not when you use it to justify

So please try, to make amends with sanity

Come to this side, and do note my speech quivers,

As an inexperienced archer, direct I: these arrowheaded words of mine, shakily delivered

to encourage reflection: for what's worthwhile, one considers

while you clamber this precarious seesaw

of your ill mind and bloodloss shivers

For a mere twitch thrusts one to unrecoverable depths

And not even the breadth of my heartfelt obsession

can save you from that slide;

the suicidal veneer the bereft hide behind

As even the Knights of Conflagration

sometimes hesitate to descend the fire pole--a fear to overcome

a terror only magnified by my yet-robbed innocence

Nightlight, I beg: drop those metal fragments; the ones that mutilate,

that express themselves upon your flesh, those marks of hate

or the ones repurposed on the hands of young climbers

--at least three, to date

Dangerously, your mind oscillates between directing damage:

to yourself and to others

these overtake you, as the victim to two pitfalls

and I fell into one: you


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