Maya Hanson (mye3 poet)


Beneath the Stairs


After you left us
You came back
You found me crying
Beneath the stairs
Of your house, what used to be before?
But I have to wonder
Whether you really looked behind what was
Beneath the stairs
Because when you found me crying
I was crying just for you
For your life, your old life
That you used to love
And now I worry once more
About what you saw when you looked
Beneath the stairs
If you felt what my heart thought had happened
When you were here, you understood everything
You were always by my side
But then you said those fatal words-
“I can’t stay here anymore”

Submitted: Thursday, November 24, 2011
Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011
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  • Casandra Assy (11/21/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    Hi Maya,

    It't beautiful and sad. Sometimes I don't think I touch on emotion like this, thanks for writing back, glad that I got the opportunity to read it. (Report) Reply

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