You can never go home

I was world weary the day you met me,
and all I did from then was fall.

We built sky scrapers with our intrigue,
which we turned to ashes with our tears.
We grew flowers with our new found wisdom,
and we wilted every petal with our scornful words.
We tried to free the prisoners of their chains,
but we discovered mortal gain…

I would have sculpted cathedrals in your name, if you had spared me a butterfly’s wingspan of your time.

I carved your name into my ankle,
and every night I kissed each letter.
I thought if only I could remember,
maybe I could make it better.

“You can never go home.” The dulled intellect of liquer incubating in my blood stream makes it easier to close my eyes without hearing your voice.

But I see you.
I see the disappointment.
I see the lost trust,
I see that if we had only saved ourselves we could have saved each other.

I can’t see you anymore.
I can hardly feel the pain.

The knife sliced smooth
The blood ran quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 4 years ago

    What can seem constructive is in fact destructive. Which makes me wonder do we need to go through this deconstruction to rebuild or build a new. What a powerful piece that I’m certain so many shall relate to. The maternal in me wants to rock you safe and the woman in me wants to grab your hand and run away. sigh

    don’t forge that Jack was nimble :)


  • let’s run (fly) away Lisa xo

    – kat86

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 4 years ago


  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryabout 4 years ago

    This is an absolutely stunning write! Lisa is correct, many will relate. A new fan you have earned. Fantastic. Cheers, Rusty

  • thanks so much for your comment Rusty, I feel pretty happy with it so I’m glad you liked it :)

    – kat86

  • Blake Steele
    Blake Steeleabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful nimble writing, adroit, simmering, a woman’s percolations from a wise womb.

  • thankyou Blake!

    – kat86

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsabout 4 years ago

    awesome. :) love the last the best. :)

  • me too :)

    – kat86

  • Jomvik
    Jomvikabout 4 years ago

    softly spoken in tears refrain yet sharp and certain, make it belief. well done Kat. Jom

  • thanks muchly Jom!

    – kat86

  • nixta71
    nixta71about 4 years ago

    that was a beautiful and reflective read Kat, thank you for sharing

  • thanks so much Nick, glad you enjoyed it

    – kat86

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2about 4 years ago

    I just love these words You wrote ..I would have sculpted cathedrals in your name, if you had spared me a butterfly’s wingspan of your time.

    Beautiful write.

  • thankyou so much BabyM2

    – kat86

  • bellmusker
    bellmuskerover 3 years ago

    I look at the adjectives you’re garnering from your readers and every single one of them makes perfect sense: powerful, stunning, nimble, simmering, beautiful…I loved reading this, from the very first line. X

  • Bell thank you so much!! For reading and for leaving such a beautiful comment, I feel that my reply will look rather cheap in comparison. I am so very pleased you liked this. :)

    – kat86

  • Jascie Epinn
    Jascie Epinnover 3 years ago

    Hot damn

  • haha thanks Jascie, glad you liked it

    – kat86

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