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By Sara Published about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024

the only time

i did not curse

the folds of my flesh

is when my body

was part of yours.

you would hold me

like a butterfly in your palm,

rock me to and fro

like a child,

whisper in my ear

how i did you proud.

i could not hate me

when i was yours,

when you would look at me

as the sun danced on my face,

when you smiled

when i held you in my arms.

i thought:

maybe i am a good thing.

now i hate you

and i can no longer

face the mirror.

i hate you for leaving and taking me with you.


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Comments (16)

  • Nathal Nortanabout a month ago

    Really enjoyed your poet, please give us more. Thanks

  • Khanabout a month ago

    Beautiful ❤️ Congratulations on the top story

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Stunning writing done by you Really fabulous Keep up the great work

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Heartwrenching work. Congrats on a poignant TS.

  • Atomic Historianabout a month ago

    Beautiful!! Congratulations on the Top Story

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Oh my. This is gorgeous. Congrats on the TS.

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago


  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a month ago

    Wow, a truly butterfly-wings-open-hand poem

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Such a powerful piece, well-deserving of Top Story! Congrats! Your love poems are second to none. They always dig deep into the psyche. I loved this!

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨about a month ago

    Ohhh this deeply resonates. Well written Sara ♥️🌻

  • Gene Lassabout a month ago

    Very powerful!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Great job highlighting the connections that create who we become as they change

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    You've carved bits of flesh from the bone with this one. Your words create everything I need to know to understand the narrator's relationship with her lover and with herself. As I read the lines I could feel the palpable power imbalance, the willingness to lose/find/lose oneself in another and to be defined by someone else. I recognize fully that the narrator's relationship (and view of the relationship) are utterly unhealthy, but the way you've painted it, I do feel sympathy for her. That's quite a feat. Brilliant writing to have me invested.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was so poignant and relatable as well

  • Vicki Lawana Trusselli about a month ago

    I felt your words

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