The Death of a Writer

Updated on June 22, 2018

The first time
I got my heart broken
was the start of my career.
Sadness and broken pieces
fueled the emptiness inside me.
Picking up each broken piece
of myself
was the puzzle that
kept me alive.
And each piece
became of poem
of my tragedy.
It became who I was.
And then I met you.
And it feels impossilbe
to sonnetize you into
something better than
my misery.
They say,
the death of a writer
comes when they
fall in love.
Because nothing can compare
to the feeling of heartbreak.
But I would rather
die a thousand deaths
just to feel you touch me.
I would burn every word
I've ever written
just to hear you
say my name.
I don't want to dismiss
the misery that came before
but I would rather be broke
and smiling at you
than be sad and alone
with fame and fortune
in my pocket.
I would rather write
shitty sonnets
than famous haikus.
Kiss me, just once
and I would give it all up.
I don't want to drown
in beautiful pieces of art.
The Scream was painted
out of sadness
but I would rather look at him
with you standing next to me
than be standing next to him
and be looking out
at no one.

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