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Drawing and erasing you

I drew you in like a pencil on paper
But I can flip the pencil at anytime
To erase you out of my life.

You need to know this.

I was sketching your frame
Upon my heart's paper 
As if we were meant to be,
But the lines have faded 
And I don't know why you're here.

Maybe you shouldn't be,
Maybe this isn't the time,
Maybe it's a farce,
Or larceny,
Or a scam, a sham,
Or merely deception.

I know you don't understand
How I could think this,
Or even consider the possibility
This eraser is my friend.

But that's just it,
You don't truly know me, 
And you've stopped 
Trying to discover
What else is within and without
And there lies the problem -


Apathy kills the greatest of souls
On this boundless life experience.

You stopped wondering
And asking questions, 
Stopped being curious
And adventurous.
You stopped the surprises
And spontaneity,
Stopped dreaming,
Stopped believing
Stopped imagining,
Stopped drawing outside the lines.

You've put everything in a box,
Including me,
And I will not be contained
Within anyone's lines.

I will erase you eventually
As if I never drew you in the first place.

You need to know this,
Before this page is blank again.

© 2022 Loly Rinn
Photo by Hans Isaacson on Unsplash
Published inLatest Poetry

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