pieces fall

Pieces
Fall like it’s their time to go
Renewal
Every 8 years like bones…

It starts with one thing
And grows
A fractured rib
The loss of toes
A single touch missed
A lost cell phone
And now that I’m out of reach
Our distance grows
I can no longer hold on
To others charming quotes
Oh, I hate that you feel alone
Words keep getting tossed to and fro
Gripped tight it’s like a frisbee hold
When you love you lose control
But falling in is so smooth in its flow
So maybe I should just let you go
Unsure of how to love you for today
Without wanting more
And like fears
It starts with one thing
And grows
Anxiety attacks
A runny nose
Sick to my stomach and naked
Desperate for some clothes
Some protection in life’s winter
Instead the wind just blows
And I’m here fighting frozen tears
Why, no one knows
Into pieces
We fall like it’s our time to go
Are you unhappy because you’re with me?
Or because you aren’t?
Baby that I need to know

Because it starts with one thing
And it grows
Radiation sickness
Health-care woes
Realized that we didn’t lose each other to a wave
Or what life throws
But what if in saying bye I’m unable to save my own broken heart
Drown in the river with tears in its flows
A deposit on a vessel
A constriction and then a stroke
Coughing up words I should have said
Only when you tell me you feel alone
Because I’m at the point I’m choked
No one can live on words alone
When in need of a body and a heart to hold

Breaking into pieces
Because it starts with one thing
And then it grows
Calls that don’t get picked up
Suddenly each ring feels like it’s about to impose
Hung up on every word
I feel like you just want to go
Maybe we shouldn’t fight for happiness
Live in the sun so we never feel cold
Because it can start with a fracture
Then the marrow seeps from bone
Unable to fight infections off
The consequence of growing old
Ecchymosed
I fear this heart will never heal
Simply remain numb and exposed
A testament to how I was cursed
With the sensitivity of nerves

The only thing left are memories
Times I missed the most
Deep in you – connected like your soul
So how could I do almost
Don’t want to be stuck inside – thrombosed
You taught me how to live again
So where were you when I needed you most?
I hope I don’t move on and float
Thinking you were too busy becoming a ghost
Freedom is to breathe you in like air
Be with you and not care
And to know
It’s because you want to be there

Or we could be alone
And say
It started with one thing
And grew
Just as age forced us to do

Instead of branches being wrapped
We stopped at the root

A fall only felt by trees and tooth
And me and you

pieces fall

S .

Joined January 2009

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Artist's Description

This one is about the growth and fall of a relationship compared to the growth and fall of our bodies.. the only one we have. So do we treat them the same way? why or why not?

There’s a lot in here
please let me know what you think after you’ve read the poem.. and not this description

much love
S

update… thank you all for your incredible comments, really appreciate each and every one :)

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