Can't Live Like This

by Joan Serratelli

I just can't live
like this

It's just not worth
the effort
it takes

You don't love me
I can see it
in your face

If you don't
want me
I'll leave
(my bags are already packed)

Just give me
the word
and I'll be
out of your life
....and this time
for good


Author's Note: self explanatory

Posted on 03/14/2009
Copyright © 2021 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Nanette Bellman on 03/15/09 at 03:19 AM

Oh Joan, I know this feeling all too well. Not just with people, but with situations. And you know which one I'm talking about.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/31/09 at 12:05 PM

like Nanette I know this feeling. I've lived with it my entire life. this needing to know whether she loves me or not and I am still plucking petals in my head to discover either or. and yet it seems this flower has an infinite amount of petals to pluck which are far too many in one lifetime to get to the sweet or bitter end.

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