Melanie Fairhurst

Rookie (4 May 1988 / Cape Town, South Africa)

A Piece Of Me - Poem by Melanie Fairhurst

I miss you
I feel as though a part of me is missing
and it is
because you carry a piece of me with you
even though both of us wish you didn't.

I'll live this way,
it won't kill me.
But sometimes I would rather die.

I hear your name,
I see you walking by
and I feel my throat close up.
I can't breathe.

But even this is better.
Better than it was.
We would pretend,
and be civil.
But I would say something and I would know
that you had moved another
step away.

I would see you everyday,
and every time I did I would
tear on the inside.
I would hear your voice, smell your smell.
Everything would come back to me and I
would fall apart.

I sit here smelling the rain,
a promise that tomorrow will come.
And I think.
Do I love you?
Do I hate you?

And I realise that I love you so much
I want to kill you.
My love and hate are one,
every word
every gesture brings them to the fore.

I want to touch you and
dig my nails into your skin.

I want to kiss you and
draw blood from your lip.

I want this to be over,
I tried to make you disappear
but I couldn't
because I carry a piece of you with me.

Even though we both wish I didn't.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 10, 2011


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