Charles Malcolm


The One - Poem by Charles Malcolm

No.

I won't
tell you.
I will stand
frozen
with this pain
and grip my truth
that you love
vocalized
until I can't breathe
or bleed.

That truth
that the rest
seem so desperate
to hand you.

This is mine.

I will flail
and wretch
and vomit
and bleed
and cry

but I will never say those words
and you will never know why
not,
for sure.

You will assume
and you will be right,
but you deserve
to not hear it
for once.

I will dedicate
every poem
every book
every word
to you

with invisible ink.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 9, 2015


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