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My worst enemy
Controlling all that I wish I could control
Taking my worst moments
and making them longer
More painful
Your icy grip numbing my body
Until I give in

You give me no choice but to move on
Forget the pool of the past
The cool blue waters
That I could drown in so easily
Leap into the forest of the future
Never knowing which way to turn
In this unfamiliar maze
It all seems so simple to you
Simple like the rhythmic tick of
Your loyal clocks that surround me
Faithful Reminders
Of time lost and time wasted

The good moments melt quickly
Like chocolate in the palm of my hand
Sweet while it’s there, but vanishing too soon
Leaving only on a brown stain on my hand
And you expect me to be grateful

You speed up without notice
And I forget
That time is passing
And these moments will
Soon be behind me
Joining the slideshow of my past
And the shadows of where I once was

But still I fall for your promises
Every time
Convincing myself that I’ll remember
All the memories I have created
And then I’ll always be young
I think I can defy you
And live in a moment
Forever

Your infinite ocean of memories
Recedes when I need it most
I struggle for something to hold on to
but you pull it out from right under me
Leaving me drowning in quicksand

You tempt me
With your flash backs
You haunt me
With reality

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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