Message to Readers

as you can probably tell from the piece i am straight up not having a good time right now

*edit: just been kinda down & feelin like a pressure cooker. i kind of know why but it's def under control, just need some time to myself & also maybe i just need to feel this. other than that, i am okay :)

achilles heel

July 2, 2020



moonlight weaves its way into this narrative,
a distant stranger following my every move when
i'm just trying to get to you. you're waiting for me
at the bottom of the sunken river, ripples of
murky water sit in our way. sounds of silence
creep up on me, their claws sink deep into
my glass skin and rake hard; lines of fractured
glass scatter, my mosaic on fire. i just need you
to listen to what i have to say.
my jaw drops and what emerges is
this unhinged panic, this previously sequestered corner of
my fear unleashes all hell. i'd never felt more like
a god than when the silence fled, trepidation
echoing in every erratic footstep. shattered and bruised, i 
finally stare down into the depths of the stygian water,
swatting and choking on the words tumbling out
of my mouth. you're the missing piece of me,
why does this emptiness feel so heavy?
summoned, you
surface at last and we see eye to eye for the first time - 
reflections of each other, two opposing ends
of the same mirror. break me free, my
plea barely a whisper. as you pull apart the pieces
of my mosaic cage. and we hurtle towards a cataclysmic collision,
two halves of a singular soul finally becoming a whole.

produced by the random ramblings of my mind when i was tired as hell. this catharsis turned out very unsatisfying, started out as one thing then turned into another so idk anymore


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  • novembersvisions

    i'm in love with this poem

    4 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Chapter 7 of Never Really Real is here!
    Here's the link:

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Thanks for the long comment! Oh and yes, US peeps can get their license at 16 (I can't but that's a long story).

    5 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Character Q&A Answers are out! Here's the link!

    5 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    "i'd never felt more like/a god than when the silence fled, trepidation/echoing in every erratic footstep" WHOA this is an incredible piece and incredibly hard-hitting. i've already read this twice, just to drink in every word.

    5 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    Wow, this is so beautiful. I keep trying to find my favorite line but I want to choose every line that I read. Amazing.

    5 months ago
  • sunny.v

    this is so, so lovely. i wish you all the best with the pressure <3 i’m here for you, too! the sun still rises at the end of the day :)

    5 months ago
  • naomi ling

    ohh this is gorgeous poetry. can i hold its hand?? "we hurtle towards a cataclysmic collision, / two halves of a singular soul finally becoming a whole." also saw the message, if u ever need anything i'm - we're - always here. :")

    5 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    This whole piece is stunning, one of your best ones so far for sure!
    (also, read your message to readers- what's up? if you just need to talk or something just hmu.)

    5 months ago
  • Ella R. Baker

    I like your piece very much! My favorite part is "as you pull apart the pieces/ of my mosaic cage". Each time I read it I see it slightly different but still get chills. :D

    5 months ago
  • Ahsan Nizaam

    It's beautiful. It has a nice ring to it and the imagery really takes it up notch.

    5 months ago