How to Leave Town

How to Leave Town

A Poem by Emmy

He said he knew how to leave town
better than anyone else.
So I gave it a try
to see how it felt.

I spent a day on the harbor
that I thought would be my last,
but the ducks would haunt me.
My thoughts were too fast.

You spoke a song of submarines
while I traced hearts on your arm.
We fought the day before,
this was once our norm.

© 2019 Emmy


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This poem is raw, nerves exposed, like live wires. We feel a sadness and loneliness, but also hope, maybe in the "traced hearts" and knowing life is best when shared with someone. Fighting occasionally is not so bad (unless it's physical). It helps us discover who we are and who others are, and that's important to keep fighting from being the "norm." What you've conveyed here is simple and potent in a few words.

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Added on September 13, 2019
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Emmy
Emmy

New York, NY



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I'm 19. My poems aren't very long. I write sporadically. Also I often leave reviews when I'm drunk, my apologies for any spelling/grammar errors. more..

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