Treasure Island

A.E.J. Jordan

(Detroit, MI)

I Deserve


I well deserve
What I’ve received
I should have left
Last century

I da-m well knew
The “f” he was
Stayed anyway
Should have just run

Now I am left
All devastated
Broken hearted
In contemplation

Best friend is gone
With no replacement
Sleep all alone
With too much space left

I’m so f-ed now
What do I do?
Should never need
The one not true

Break all mementos
In lots of pieces
To calm my nerves
The pain decreases

Dump all my feelings
Into my writing
So I won’t maim
And start the fighting

One bloody mess
No recovery from
One hundred tears
No hope to come

Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2010

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