don't you ask me to give it back.

by Emily G Myers

yes you're right
one day you'll say to yourself

that girl with the chipped nail polish
who fucked me senseless
and gave me every bit of her passion
every bit of her heart
she got the crumbs at the bottom for me
scraped up everything
she gave it all
all she had
and i couldn't take,
wouldn't take it
when it was right in my face
all the beauty
all the sin
all the wretched fucking mess
that i loved loved loved
no, fuck that, i still love
and i could have had it all
nightly explosion
daily implosion
all over the place

(yes i still keep your picture on the wall;
it hides a nasty stain still lying there)

this girl you wanted
you want
you needed
you need
this goddess
this girl
this woman
you had
you have
you still have
and one day you'll wonder why you didn't take this opportunity
why you didn't take me in your arms
and just carry me away from this


Author's Note: "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc ... the ultimate song of denial.

Posted on 01/21/2009
Copyright © 2021 Emily G Myers

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 01/21/09 at 10:08 PM

That second stanza is just wonderfully brutal stuff. I love it, and this is great work on your part.

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