ErstwhileThere is a truth embedded into "I want to"Erstwhile2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and a horrible "but" that pushes you away;
distances are represented by more than miles
and everything goes cold,
from toes to hearts to the words I live off.
Every second ticks inside my ribcage,
reverberating in my chest,
waking me from a dream-less intoxication.
'Where do you run to
and who do you speak to
after you've pulled the nails off your bridges
and built a floor-to-ceiling chrysalis?'
You won't answer.
And I cradle my naive thoughts
that you ever felt like a home at all.