Oh Opheliaif we're going to share the same oxygenOh Ophelia3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i would hope that you know that sometimes i get
greedy and hold my breath. i can be selfish, but
it passes (like all illnesses) and i hope you won't
hate me for it.
if we're going to share the same body space
i want you to know that there are days that i
shrink and days that i grow. it's not like i have
a drink or a bread labelled either; i just get these ways
sometimes. so if you find me holed up in a corner
or barricading the door, you know why.
if we're going to share the same dorm
i warn you that i keep my room an organized mess
and the shower is called at all hours i'm alive.
things get amplified when i'm surrounded by water
so why should it be limited to the pool at the Y?
if we're going to share the same residence hall
i wish you would keep it down just until i join you in
your manic activity. i'll bring the dreams if you bring the
beer, okay? and don't let me forget to drown in your
sorrows, for mine are always scarce unti