Flyaway Girl

April 29, 2012
By riteforrestrite BRONZE, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
riteforrestrite BRONZE, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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My entire life I’ve been afraid of loss
Not actually losing something
But that feeling in your chest you get when something is wrong
When something is
Do you know it?
I don’t know when I first had that feeling
But as long as I can remember I’ve feared it
Through the years I’ve found the best way to avoid the feeling
Is to keep moving
To leave it behind before

It can hurt you

So I became flyaway girl
I flew fast enough that the feeling couldn’t catch me
But then I met you
You were something I’d never encountered
Ever before in my flights
And I found that we had some things in common
Every waking hour you were on my mind

You fascinated me

So I shed my wings
I didn’t want to run away
From you
But eventually, I had to grow those wings back
Not to run from you, but the




And lies

That followed your name like a shadow
At some point I stopped shedding my wings

And you became almost as dangerous as your name
I never meant to hurt you, see. But I’m flyaway girl

That’s what I do.

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