Jessica Hughes

Rookie (South Carolina)

One Heartbeat - Poem by Jessica Hughes

One could describe our relationship as
a basketball, bungee cord, or yo-yo.
You bounced when the pressure elevated.
Here I sit in a fetal position.
Holding myself___
All the things that used to matter
are meaningless.
These white walls reassure me, I'm alone again.
There aren't any beautiful decorations and family
portraits to display.
Only empty space I care not to fill.
An effortless disposition on my part___
My heart beats once; it thumps barely enough to
keep me alive.
I would be a fool to start over.
The thought nibbles deep within my conscious.
However, I dare not pursue this endeavor.
I'd rather live in total isolation.
Love will never have the chance to
take my only heartbeat.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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