I want to write about what hurts because I think it will Stop me from hurting. If I put these words on A page then they will be easier to digest. Poetry isn't curative by creation, it is Just confession. Still, these remedial Lines are what I turn to when I am holding Too much in my hands. Right now, I feel Like I am overflowing onto the ground below me. For the first time, I don't want to write about what hurts. I want To keep it inside of me and let it burn me. I want To carry it in my palms for as long as I can. I should write About how we've said goodbye so Many times that it turned into a threat, a weapon We made with our tongues. I should write About how I lied and got away with it, How you got caught with Your hands tied and no one to blame. I should write About how it was over before we waved the white Flag, and I know what it means now To hold onto a sinking ship. I've never had anything to die for. I should write about how I've never wanted Something so much that I devastated it completely. We loved in harsh conditions, under sun and darkness and I don't know how to write about how The love didn't save us. I don't write about letting go as much as I write about Holding on, and I want That to change. I don't want to write hurt just to feel it. The next poem I write about you will be About me. About how I held on and how I let go. It won't be about your love, it will be about Mine. It won't stop me from hurting, but It is how I make it out Of my love alive.