Treasure Island

Sammi Ama

The list of things that matter keeps shrinking

before you left, you asked
if i would write about you again;
i lied and said no.

'you’ve written enough about me, '
you said with an oddly placed smile.

and then you were gone.

if you asked why i called last night,
i’d use the excuse that i was drunk
when the real reason was that i
just missed you

like i have been missing you.

if you asked why i say
the cruel things i say,
i’d tell you it’s because nothing matters,
but you don’t know how much i wish things did.

i’m trying to act like things matter again,
but it’s so hard when i’ve seen the truth.
when i know how useless and stupid and
insignificant everything truly is.

maybe i’m wrong; i wouldn’t be surprised
since i normally am.

i think you finally hate me now
and maybe i should feel accomplished
and apologize one last time for
unintentionally messing with you head,
but i can’t bring myself to say anything
because it hurts talking to and about you.

plus, you know i’ve never been one
to admit i was wrong.

if it makes you feel any better,
i’d like you to know just how much i hate myself,
more than you.

but i guess that doesn’t matter either.

Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The list of things that matter keeps shrinking by Sammi Ama )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe Updates

New Poems

  1. perhaps, Dipankar Chakraborty
  2. The matchless unparalelled Artist of the.., S.zaynub Kamoonpuri
  3. Sexy stem, Madrason writer
  4. Goodbye, Richard Lam
  5. Vibes, Stratis Havarti
  6. Pruthibi O Mu, gajanan mishra
  7. IRAQ 2014, Tony Ogunlowo
  8. The world and I, gajanan mishra
  10. ।। শরতের দিন ।।, Rahman Henry

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]