Defeated

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I have tried every word I know


in every possible sequence


to explain to you


who it is I think I am, and why


the ocean between us keeps getting wider,


the waves more violent.


You look at my face, my breasts


"But I miss you." You say "But I want you."


"Show me how much," I say. "Jump!" I say "Swim!"


but you are still, just staring at me


with eyes the colour of the sea.


You stretch your arms wide


like a child asking to be lifted


and held.

Created: Apr 07, 2014

Tags: poetry

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