Poem: did you think you could escape

did you think you could escape me

standing there where you are

eyes downcast

and the cliff

set behind you

 

did you think you could escape it all

diving down

one by one

piece by piece

edge by edge

tumbling

dying

rolling

until you hit

the rocky

bottom?

 

I’ll tell you where you stand now

on your own

by yourself

calling

crying

shifting

turning

but never part of something else

always part of you

always

always,

always part of you

 

you thought you could escape him

there you are

where you stand

cliff behind

wall in front

him in front

arms folded

eyes menacing

at you as he stands

there

implacable as the sea

behind

and

below.

 

did you think you could escape, dear?

he says with eyes like daggers watching

eyes like daggers poking

stroked up and down

your beautifully taut and worn

form

as you step once backward

murmur yes and fall

fall

fall

to the black

black

black

of your escape

escape,

escape.

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©2013 Sam Oliver (Eris)

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I may be feeling slightly worn out.

<3s,

Eris

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