Scavenger

I am a seeker,
a searcher,
a scavenger.

There is an empty place inside
that makes me restless.
It makes me hungry.
It beats hollowly,
aching to be filled.

The throbbing hole
where my heart was.

I try to fill it,
to stuff it full
with pieces stolen
from the hearts of others.

I hunt.
I steal.
I take what I can get:
echoes of memories,
reminders of the one
who made me complete.

A look,
a smile,
a kiss…
regardless of the consequences.

Anything hurts less
than the raw, bleeding emptiness
that haunts me
when I wake,
when I sleep,
in my dreams.

Possessing me.
Controlling me.
Becoming me.

Scavenger

Mieke Boynton

Joined October 2009

Artist's Description

Ah, teenage heartache…
I wrote this a LONG time ago, but found it in a folder the other day and thought I’d share it.

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