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and this grief is an ocean

by Brynn Dizack

don't fight.
just listen.
you owe it to me.

when i breathe,
i deflate.

without you here,
i don't know when to sleep,
or wake up.
i do little of either.

don't follow me. don't
look back, and don't
say i didn't try.

for all our unfinished games,
our furrowed brows and missing socks: don't
miss me, don't miss me.

for every single drink you drank, i counted;,
and for all the food i watched you refuse: don't say i don't eat enough. i can, and,
i might.

and for every tremor in our dappled universe:
why did we move the way we moved? together, and now
for every quake:
what gave me pause, or
made my throat thick with fear?

i'll tell you now.
in this infinitely late hour, finally, if infinitesimally, intrepid.
i don't miss you at all.

(and when i say dappled, i meant it all:
the tongue, the shoulders, the shoes, the mind.)

i miss myself,

before i was


Posted on 01/25/2011
Copyright © 2019 Brynn Dizack

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ava Blu on 01/25/11 at 01:59 PM

"i miss myself, before i was yours." - god do i know this.

Posted by Scott Utley on 01/26/11 at 06:57 PM

Hey young genius - nice ...

Posted by Ava Blu on 01/28/11 at 09:41 PM

It's lovely seeing two of your poems in the top ten.

Posted by Andrea Colton on 01/30/11 at 09:04 PM

Oh man. I agree with Ava on both counts. I definitely know the feeling. Funny how when you're utterly in love with someone how you kind of just...melt into them? Love can be debilitating...paralyzing. Great write.

Posted by Sarah Wolf on 08/17/11 at 02:32 AM

Wow! Loved this. So true.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/21/12 at 09:28 PM

Excellent poem, Brynn. It vibrates with intensity and emotion, as a poem should. Continued success with your writing!

Posted by Adele Cameron on 04/28/12 at 09:16 PM

Amazing piece.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 04/23/15 at 01:13 PM

I like the way this leap frogs in time and place.

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