OVERDUE DENOUEMENT ABRIDGED 

 

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left suburban cities
ran to the hills
back where i told you
“i love you still”

left it back in cali
back in the filth
back in a lockbox
before it held pills

this is a fourth or a third now
of my life
i’ve spent without you
i shouldn’t have burned the bridges
in higher hopes of eviction

this is my waste of human skin

this is my backdrop
this is the stage
this is the end of it
the book’s last page

this is the reason i took it and ran

this is the end, i
shouldn’t have sugarcoated it
i should’ve told you
clipped the wings i coveted
who am i lying to?
i’m lying bare and awfully parched
been soaked in tar for way too long

could’ve been an artist
could’ve married young
could’ve took my friends then, i
should’ve run

i couldn’t fight it
they lost me too
i’ve been taken by
what’s taken you

this is a fifth or sixth now
of my life where nothing makes sense
severed all ties
disconnected
no second chance
no happy ending

what really happened to all my plans?

this is the reason
this is the way
this is midnight
dark until it’s day

this is the way it has to be

this is the end, i
couldn’t have gotten over it
i should’ve left you
before all this was evident
who am i lying to?
you should’ve known it from the start
i’ve been holding back for way too long

JD Jurado © all rights reserved 2021

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