sad worm

the worm inches it’s way round
the path meant with a finite end
the trying is too hard
as the worm gets along
it gets easier
but it won’t will it
it just gets louder and more painful
to fade back into stillness
and silence
a scream shatters
with colours, garish
against the calm and certain black
“it’s really no big deal”
missing people so far away
far away in mind, in body, in soul
away from me.
my mind, body, my soul
but their soul, their imprint of theirs on mine
hangs on and comforts
like pollen, small delicate bright shining
the light seeps through my eyes
bright and glare-y
poking rays through
their orange fade wont leave me
the coldness of the air sweeps past and steals the heat
from my skin
that pulsating end of my body
defines the limits of my soul
where i cant connect
to a person anymore
yet i feel you went deeper
than that
how did you do it
you weren’t meant to
didn’t want you to
cos it hurt too much when it went wrong
when all the splinters exploded
from the inside out
wow didn’t think it could hurt that much
my own affection was killing me
how could it
and still nothing reciprocated
so how am i to know
where i stand
where to fall
falling with no-one to catch me
its wrong
someone has to catch me
so i fell
bumped my head
and i was never the same again
my head, my soul
became waterworks all the time
felt the life seeping out of me
slowly and with an ache and sting so deep
but it’s not to become anything
and so i sit
lose bits of me slowly
never over you
what can i expect
from someone who never loved like me
from someone who never looked like i did, at you
from someone wanting something different
and i have to respect that
and finish it in my head
but i can’t
i won’t, i guess

sad worm

Sarah Cole

Annerley, Australia

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musings on feeling sad about a friend…..

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