Cut out all the ropes and let me fall :: SOTD

adriel

Keep Art Alive :: “Adriel” :: Art by Kris Lewis

I told you to be patient,
I told you to be fine,
I told you to be balanced,
I told you to be kind.
Now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell was I?”

Paperback Letdown
(by me)

Another page is ripped away from the book she clung to
a fairy tale story about a girl
with never ending quests to fulfill
a string of dragons to slay
for everyone who crossed her path
still the demands of being the princess beckoned
to be fair, true and vulnerable
to all of love’s twisting illusions
blood still dripping from her try-to-hide hands

How can one be both savior and damsel in distress?
Daisy-chains braided into her hair as a child
were not the uniform of a lifetime
even though she held fast to the significance
of those wispy, wild flowers
enough to paint them into her skin around a name
never truly her own

Perhaps they were her attempts to re-write the plot twists
or at least give the princess a different ending

It is obvious they never knew her
not for a second
even when they cracked open her ribs
letting her heart fall to their feet
exposing every secret
every flaw
every god-damn part of who she is
or was

She never wanted to be rescued
she was the only one who could save anyone anyhow

Is it too late to re-write the ending?

Skinny Love :: Birdy

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