didn’t you walk the other way?
when you knew you’d flay me with your tortured need?
and why
didn’t I see ahead of time
to the days where laughter was silenced
and only sadness took the oar
out into the middle of the river
where you said
it’s for the best
there’s no one here for you
I grew up thinking
loyalty and devotion would see me right
if I had just known
the more you give, the more is taken
leaving you too empty
to drown by weight

0 Replies to “Drown by weight”

  1. Emotional and heart-touching. I love the imagery of ” and only sadness took the oar ….” as the boat is going toward the middle of the river. Makes me think it could be a wonderful drawing …sad, but wonderful. The weight of depression drowns out everything else. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

  2. Finally found you in the labyrinth of WP. I was following but WP cut it adrift. I love the concept of being too empty to have any weight, not even to drown. There’s something so terribly despairing in the idea, and it seems so horribly accurate.

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