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A prose poem by

Lee Kat

Submitted Sep 5, 2017, 2:39:42 AM


I don't like falling

I don't like vulnerability

When I fall, I fall hard

So I don't let myself

You knew this, and you said I was safe

But you didn't catch me

Some things are red flags

And you threw all of them up

If someone said they were being treated like this

I'd say run

Oh, doesn't distance makes it easier to see?

I put you first

Before everything

Before myself

You let me see a future

Then you took that away from me
I don't know how I should feel

I never know how to feel

You cry

I scoff

Because anger is safer for me than sadness

You fooled me, that's for sure

But don't think it'll happen again

It's people like you that forge my armor

It's people like you that build my walls

I've been hurt before

But your blades can't wound

Or at least if they do, I'll never let myself feel them

I may not be strong

But I am as hard as a diamond

And you can chip at me all you want

But I will always be priceless


Don Roble Avatar

Don Roble

Commented Jul 17, 2016, 2:42:27 PM
Quite a nice story.
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Commented Aug 4, 2016, 12:08:54 AM
Great imagery here. Good job.