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Keep Art Alive :: “Too Fast For Love” :: Art by Tara McPherson

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak,
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks.”

(#ThrowbackThursday – old writing of mine)

A table setting for love
by me
originally written in August 2004

Your love is conflicting,
overpowering,
thick and sticky;
it gets caught in my hair and my teeth.

I try to find the air holes,
the side doors,
momentary breathing escapes;
but I end up facing you sideways and upside down.

My heart is a knotted thorn patch,
lit up and miscalculated,
she longs for wings and a soft place to land.

I try to spell it out for you,
alphabetize,
orderly and honestly,
yet I stumble into your sorrowful glances down.

I don’t want to be devoured by you,
eaten alive,
broken and bloody;
picking up the pieces of me off the hardwood floor.

You don’t want me to see the world,
without you,
freedom is emergency;
your alarms ring through the blank night sky.

this life is a whirlwind,
torrential and ruthless,
I wander in and out of the possibility of flight.

this love is unsettled,
fragile,
tipping and tilting;
and I’m really not sure whether to be eaten or to indulge.

This love is a table set for starvation,
and a drought set to intoxicate,
with and without us.

Heart Shaped Box (live) :: Nirvana

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