The Zone

The Zone

A Poem by Arly Parent

I'm stuck here in that zone

the one you've dropped me in


So tantalizingly close

perfect punishment for my sin


My sin of getting too close, falling, and of caring

My sin of listening and appreciating

of loving and respecting

My sin of being me


A twinge at every sight of you

a painful, cold reminder

burns white hot and searing


never to be

unwelcome words that I'm hearing

words that can kill, maim, and destroy


Hello, friend

words that can kill yet again


so there's nothing worse than 


you hear

that phrase

...just friends

© 2011 Arly Parent

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Added on October 3, 2010
Last Updated on June 11, 2011
Tags: love, friend, zone, unrequited, sad, sadness, fatigue, plea, plead, tired, hate, same, stupid, thing, again, over, unfair, hurt
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Arly Parent
Arly Parent

Lantana, FL

There's nothing about me. I play with pauses as well as silence. I write words, assign meanings and junk, and play with a language that might be as much my own as another. I don't know. more..