Not when they’re yours

One day you just appeared

With sweet words and a sweet smile

That came together as a foolish hope of love.


You made everything beautiful.

You made a message be the highlight of the day

And then made me so desperate for it

When you wouldn’t send it.


Then you started to get cold.

You went further away from my clingy grasp

And from a simple message to needing you whole

Until I was tired of trying to reach, or just of trying at all.


Now what we are feels wrong.

We are as far apart as if on the ends of an axis

And now you awake and pretend,

Pretend and make up rules, afraid I might do something “wrong”.


So now,

I don’t like listening to rules –

Not when they’re yours.

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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