You think you know me

So safe in my calm demeanor

It elevates your trust

Soothes your overactive mind.

 

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Poem inspired by South Beach, Miami, FL

I lure you with promises

Of warmth and comfort

Come further into my lapping arms

Let down your guard and let me in.

I give and you take

It’s always been that way

You are lulled into this

False send of complacency.

Then when I need

You are not there

You walk away not willing to give

In this one-sided relationship.

So I swell and I ache

I rage within at the unfairness

Until my emotions burst forward

And I am no longer calm.

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I am chaos unleashed

As my anger lifts into waves of despair

My colors reflect my emotion, my disappointment

My unwillingness to remain still and let you have your way.

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So Out! Out with your faking

Your convenient lovemaking

I soar and I flow

I ride the waves of my freedom.

If you stay, I will take you under

and plunder that wretched heart

That never put me first

I will no longer take part in your selfishness.

miamibeach4.18.3I rise. I rise until what I was

Is no longer here

Until I am washed clean

Of all that was you.

Then I calm. I am soothed

I no longer feel battered and abused

And I wait to see

Who may finally love me for me.

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