For Eric, Too (2)

By Salty Ships

1 I was sick
my love for you
it rotted my lungs 
it rose in my throat
it was a stone in my digestion

2 Every "was"
an "is"
in all things 
just as 
concerning me

3 I slept (fended) you off 
with cheap carbon copies
with substances 
with absolutely nothing 


4 you 

5 still you

6 yesterday 
the next life 


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Copyright 2014 Salty Ships
Published on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • riotworsley On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, riotworsley (5)By person wrote:

    this hits clost to home for me, very emotionally written. amazing work.

  • A former member wrote: bastard of a lump in my throat. good god, you are so honest it wounds me.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, June 12, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1712)By person wrote:

    "I slept (fended) you off alone with cheap carbon copies" - this is an interesting piece, and I think your creative format conveyed a lot in halting form. Love this one! Ciao, T/S Scholar

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