by Jesi Scott
How do I begin to say
all that my words cannot convey?
How I wish you’d simply stayed away.
I was fine all on my own
when you made yourself known,
understanding I didn’t want to be alone.
And there I was, caught in your gravity,
lost without reason, no clarity,
baptised in your rhapsody.
Now, here I stand watching you walk away,
the words catching in my throat, held at bay,
as memories replay.
My fragile strength is now gone.
I am broken, no reason to move on.
And this conclusion was foregone-
the moment you said hello.