Double bind


I can feel the haunting breeze

Drift ghostly over my naked skin

Just like your teasing presence

Was asleep as you innocently breathed

Why- why can’t I just stop this?


If my emotions can’t be tamed

To quell incessant storms of rain

Or welcome in the morning sun

Knowing the moon just escaped

Under the wild silk of darkness


Then I don’t want these memories

If they can’t be lovingly erased

From the heartfelt touch of another

That makes me feel so unique

I’m positively sure, there is no other


I can’t afford another broken lover

That could believe, I’m replaceable

Oh please! don’t let me smell the scent

Of a some promising love, ever again

Not unless- I fall into heaven with you


Don’t let me be human anymore

If this is going to be the price I’ll pay

For trusting blindly in heartbeat ways

I’d rather be a statue lost forever to an ocean

At least then, I’ll only fall so deeply …once


Poet of the Light © 2019

8 thoughts on “Double bind

  1. I like the progression in this poem; it is well done. It starts with illustrative language of the physical (feeling of bare skin) and goes to the feelings we can’t see (those that the other senses evoke). That last stanza really drives home the idea that the onslaught of things felt can lead to a feeling of nothing at all (or at least wishing for that nothingness.) The poem covers something that’s unfortunately familiar to many people but it does so beautifully. It is very well written.

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      1. I haven’t had the chance to read all of your work but the half dozen or so that I have seen are all crafted well. I like to see people putting in that extra effort. It really elevates the work. I hope that you continue writing and I wish you nothing but success in it.

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