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Living Without You

The Only One Who Could Ever Hurt Me

I'm not scared

I'm not scared of dark alleys

Of the men whose shadows follow me

Of the cat calls that chase me into the light

I'm not scared of failing school

Or disappointing my parents

Or the anger I'll see in my mother's eyes when she's ice cold

I'm scared of seeing you

I'm scared of remembering when I was happy

Because happiness is a quiet kitchen with your arms wrapped around me

It's your voice whispering, "I love coming home to you"

I'm scared of seeing you on campus

So powerful and broken at the same time

So determined to make yourself known and yet quiet at the same time

I see through your sense of invisibility because it calls to my colorful mind

It reaches through my darkness and gives me an addition that I promise makes everything better

I'm scared of your sunshine

The smile in your voice and the passion behind your eyes

The ones that are blue when you're sad

I'm always blue without you

But I keep it trapped behind the walls that keeps the world out

The wall that keeps the fear buried because I'd rather the word with blood and agony than spend another day with your absence

I'm scared of seeing you without me

I'm scared that my love, my soul, the entirety of myself that I had never given to anyone else so freely, means nothing to you.

That you'll view it as a shadow, a whisper, a memory that you would rather overlook than think deeply about

But I'm not scared of dying

Because it's an absence that I can take without you. 

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Rynn Hill
Rynn Hill

Hello lovelies! I'm an aspiring author trying to keep my creativity flowing. I hope you enjoy my work and maybe even find inspiration to do your own! 

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