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I want to stop wanting you

by EnMasse on April 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I repeat the phrase to myself like a religious chant
you left me somewhere between gray and black
I spend the day with thoughts of you fading in and out
it doesn’t matter what I do to excise you
you have possessed who I am; you’ve seen who I’ve been
you’ve disrupted essential parts of my function
I try to hide but you watch me through a microscope
I wake and you greet me
I leave and you follow
I turn my thoughts from you but you seek me out
when I wander, you look under every rock
when I forget, you teach me again
I insist you cannot continue to exist the way you do -
days will loosen my emotions, grind more of you away
months will cast you adrift, detach what you have minted
you wisely laugh until you cannot speak
your eyes contain just a hint -
you know what you took is for keeps.

3/31/13, Defacto
[graffitti art work located on double doors of building next to Centre Pompidou, main entrance, Paris, France; at least it was in April 2012; artist unknown]


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