Say What You Will

you see what you want
you say I’m a star, blue and distant
maybe you’re not entirely wrong
I may be distant
but the cold shoulder isn’t without reason
the closer I draw in
your gravity, as such, is a magnet
I’m drowning
or at least
I would be
if not for the cold spaces between
I want to believe every word
every glance, every glimmer of a smile
you say what you want
carefully constructed
and sometimes carelessly tossed
feelings and heart be damned
you played me while I
played you too
hence the newly created expanse
floating forever, seemingly, alone
misheard and misunderstood
and lacking in, well,
all the things that must really matter
to you

tara caribou | ©2022

27 Comments on “Say What You Will

  1. Wow! Really loved this Tara!! The capture of raw emotions and introspection too was so great!!
    Really loved the lines “you played me while I
    played you too”

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  2. I have always been awful at giving someone the cold shoulder because sometimes when they hurt me, I want to but I just can’t seem to – and it’s a skill I wish I had – to protect myself because sometimes it’s the only way like you say. I find most people very cold – but that’s totally different to giving someone the cold shoulder because they’ve hurt you or you are protecting yourself.

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