By: Preet Kang
hey. seen. 7:58 pm
I crawl out of myself to hear from you
to feel you, to talk to you
trying to hurt you like you hurt me.
You wanted to end it all,
the pain was sharp, pointed through my chest to my back
and the time
Has Slowed Down
“And leave no traces behind
with prolonged goodbyes”,
that stayed in my skin like an illness
I stepped a step ahead to believe it’s over
and as the sun set,
the details came back to me in my bed.
Crying and aching.
Healing and hurting.
Complaining and deserted.
You have a way of ignoring the pain
as if our feelings were never the same.
I loved you, you enjoyed me.
Life is short to you,
this pain’s too prolonged for me.
My hands have missed your hands
let me touch them, sense them, and see what they feel like
it’s alright, we both are going to be alright
that you miss you and me.
But you say you are happier,
hurt to me
stretched my capacity to feel pain.
the pain was same for you.
I fear running insane
my body hurts from the pain
Preet (he/they) works in research for interpersonal violence and sexual health, but their poetry classes help them generate most of their content. He has been writing poems for over a year now but believes his foundation was set while growing up with the realization that the world influenced people and their emotions.
This realization led him to study psychology. Preet studies psychology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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