you know This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 1, 2012
You know when it hurts,

Because you can't breathe.
You know when it's over,

Because you can feel it inside you, like a part of you is eroding,

No, falling, crumbling, and breaking away.
That's a piece of your soul slowly dying in somebody else's hands.

That's the part you gave away,

That's your heart.
You know when it's become the talk of the town,

'Cause it's spread like wildfire, gossip travels so fast,

Alas, the speed of sound
You know,

You can't ever forget,

it will be embedded in there,
Stuck like a shard of glass in your mind,

in your heart.
So now you claw at the floor, you try so hard to crawl away, anything would be better than this – only there is no escape – because it's everywhere. All around you, like poison gas
You want to live, to move on, to breathe – even though as you gasp for air, like a fish out of water, you realize that things will never be the same.
That when you see them, when you catch that awful glance, you'll shiver;

Like I said,

You know when it's over

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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Rosalynne said...
Mar. 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm
This is lovely!!!
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