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But Never Grasping

By Poppy the PoetPublished 3 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
Photo by Craig Cameron on Unsplash

I am the waves

Reaching for the shore

But crashing long before

The sand is even in sight


I am the acrobat who

Lunges for the swing but

Is too far away to even

Graze it with her fingertips


I am the person drowning

In quicksand but still struggling

As if she has any hope of

Breaking free


I am the diver

Falling towards

An empty swimming pool

And ruthless concrete

Knowing she will shatter

At the bottom


I am the girl

Who loves you

Even while knowing

You cannot love her back


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