Poetry I Love

A friend of mine, Adele Sakler, has been writing a lot of poetry and posting it on her blog, Existential Punk, and it has me thinking about some of the poetry I love…so I thought I’d share one of my favorites here.  (Be sure and check out Adele’s poetry too – she has some good stuff. )

Thread by Catherine Lucy Czerkawska

 If I love you

Your life instantly becomes

More fragile than my own,

Your body more frail

Each cough or minor pain

A symptom of some dread

Disease or other.

 

Death is on every road

Or in every other car

Some nights in my skin

Flutters in apprehension

And I am so threatened that

Caring translates itself

Inside my head to

Stone cold anger.

 

Because I am unsufficient

Tormented by the frailty

Of you whom I love.

Selfish I

Find you

Necessary for my own definition

Your life is a single thread

It snaps

I wither.

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