Dear Love

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by Jesi Scott


Dear Love,


How do I begin to say

all that my words cannot convey?

How I wish you’d simply stayed away.


I was fine all on my own

when you made yourself known,

understanding I didn’t want to be alone.


And there I was, caught in your gravity,

lost without reason, no clarity,

baptised in your rhapsody.


Now, here I stand watching you walk away,

the words catching in my throat, held at bay,

as memories replay.


My fragile strength is now gone.

I am broken, no reason to move on.

And this conclusion was foregone-

the moment you said hello.