Maya Hanson

Follow You - Poem by Maya Hanson

drenched in the lake water

submerged in a storm

And I’d follow you
across the world
but you’d leave me
wanting more

A child of the sky
take what you can get
you fly ahead of me
slow down, I can’t even
run yet

I love you as a sister,
a ripple to your wave
and you keep trying to save me
it’s you I need to save

We chased time, I held you down
and wished you’d known
but once a soul lets go
a mind can’t go on alone

Whispers flow through your fingers
Figure out what we’re searching for
And just as I start over, you
let go
can’t fly anymore

You and I were supposed to last
but he won’t always be mine
and all I can do is wonder
why you left us behind

As I pocket sea glass, driftwood
and remember a day
when the ocean was all salt
and you and I, we were okay

but it never compared
to our murky freshwater lake
where the ghost of following you
haunts me
for my own sake

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, life, love

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder- I love this book too much
and Zoe, one of my few fictional loves

Comments about Follow You by Maya Hanson

  • The Poet Poet (12/11/2015 11:12:00 PM)

    beauty in poetry
    else who will read it
    lovely creativity
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    (12/12/2015 10:53:00 AM)

    Thank you! !

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  • Jesus James Llorico (12/10/2015 11:54:00 PM)

    A beautiful poetry, truly about
    love, life and loss.deep and sad
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    (12/12/2015 10:54:00 AM)

    Thank you so much! !

  • Life Sparkles (12/10/2015 11:20:00 PM)

    a real relationship
    can't be beat

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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