Austin Terando

When Do I Tell You? - Poem by Austin Terando

When we talk I seem content
When you see me I am dry
When you come I am groomed

But in between

I am forever heartsick
I am soaked in my fluid
I am a mess; your looks more important than mine

Why did I fall into the endless abyss
Called 'love'?
Two people falling is heaven
Falling alone is hell
I am condemned for eternity.

If I told you about the pain
Will you ever speak to me again?
Maybe I should endure it just a little longer
And then you might jump into the abyss with me

I am a coward.
I will keep my mouth shut.

Comments about When Do I Tell You? by Austin Terando

  • (10/15/2007 8:21:00 PM)

    Nice piece. Keep writing! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2007 7:12:00 PM)

    I like the part about the endless abyss.
    'two people falling is heaving
    falling alone is hell'
    interesting, keep writing
    -Lexy S.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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