Post #124: The Purple Queen

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

Dear Alice,

If this is how we must speak
Then gorgeous love, so be it
My hands and feet have gotten weak
But I can see you need it

Teachers come from far and why
To lead your heart astray
I hear your voice, I know its cry
From miles online away

You’ve made it clear, you’ve said your vows
There’s fire in these walls
I cannot fix what’s broken now
It’s all or none at all

And here I stand, or here I write
In haste so that it’s true
And send my words of opened sight
To find this broken you

The eye of the beholder
Is the sharpest of the knives
This chip upon your shoulder
Is affecting many lives

You pain and yes you suffer
And I suffer with you too
They asked me if I love her
But if so, then I love you

I feel every emotion
And I worry all the same
As when I felt devotion
To your eye sight and your name

I’ll dream you as a purple queen
I’ll dream you as myself
I’m chasing you, I’m chasing me
I’m writing for our health

- David

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