Sunday, August 9, 2009

On the Brink

Not yes and not no
Free and still kept
I'm not exactly sure yet...
Think I'm in love but there's no one there
I have to stop falling for invisible souls.
When they're tangible, the heartbreak becomes that much more real.
This disappointment shapes itself out.
I put an ugly face to a beautiful thing.
I'm on my tippy-toes reaching with anvils at my heels.
Some look from afar and assume I'm stretching my life across a plain.
Don't they know I'm on the brink?
I enjoyed a sunset once.
I tasted that night air and it licked me back like I were covered in pineapples.
I was in rapture until I woke up..upside down.
I'll mold that night into something definite
Until I can own up to my reality.
I get caught in between a stare that lasted too long and a heart that doesn't say my name.
He told me of words
I thought it would be a love letter, professing things hidden
But it was so random
I wanted to forget the words I read as I read them.
I bit my lip for getting so excited.
I'm so selfish.
I'm so caught in between everything.
In the thick of a gray area I swore never existed.
Not yes and not no.
Free and still kept.
An invisible man torments me with his loud and abrasive absence.
I'm always on the brink.
But its not my fault... and not yours either.


Solomon said...


Green said...

thanx solomon

Rich Fitzgerald said...

I love the imagery you displayed in this poetic piece of prose.

Mizrepresent said...

Excellent...dang gurl i thought was reading my life...whew!

Green said...

@ rich...thanx...I like to feel thru words

@ miz...really...well, I'm glad someone can relate

Strongblkwmn said...

Awesome! I think we've all felt that way at one time or another.

Green said...

@Strong..Thanx...Yes we have...and I think its an unfortunate thing....but we're defined by what we make of the situation.

Kai C. said...

i'm on the brink myself too

DoyOUfEelMe? said...


*MWAH* said...

*snaps snaps* so true