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"i want to die thinking of you"

“i want to die thinking of you”

i’m havin’ another
heart attack,
i’ve been wanderin’ down
darkened alleyways.
i’m just sittin’ here
in empty spaces
trying to forget you.

but i can’t
get past your
flickering image

i’m walkin’ alone now
and that’s okay,
as they say,
it’s the strongest way.

but i just can’t
get past your echoin’
and the hint of
your perfume
that disables my mind
in our cold

i’m havin’ my last
heart attack
thinking of you.

just come on over,
my dreams are empty
and in need of
a new song.

please, please
preoccupy my
without any retribution
or pain

i’m havin’ my last
heart attack
and i want to die
thinking of you.

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"i want to die thinking of you" by 


Jason Franklin, Dayton Ohio photographer.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19about 1 year ago

    Awww this has a sad and lovely softness to it and it makes me hurt. Such good work and I really enjoyed the read Jason. Good morning

  • Donna,
    Thank you. Some of my other poems are harsh and vulgar, but this one does employ more a tender approach. I imagine someone singing my songs and making the crowd somber.

    – Jason Franklin

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