Wasting Us

By RaheemaFKM

Thinking of you is a waste of time, but I’ve never been frugal, so who cares?
Certainly not me, and certainly not you
Definitely not you—and who cares about them?
 
Thinking of you is always a waste of time, especially when the phone is right there, and my mouth is right here
Usable…abusable…misusable
 
But I’m tired, and I can’t feel my legs anymore
My arms won’t move, and my eyes remain fixed on the ceiling
 
Did you know it’s full of cracks? Just like my head
 
Just like my—or was that your—heart
I think it was ours; I think they were ours
My heart, your heart, our hearts
 
It’s all the same…right? Wrong—you said it was wrong
I remember, you told me it was wrong—all wrong
 
But what was it?
 
Was it you, was it me? No…it was us
 
It was always us
 
Thinking of you is a waste of time, but I’ve got too much of it, so who cares?
Not me, and not you
Certainly not you—definitely not you
 
And them…I don’t even want to think about them
They’re worse than a waste of time; they’re all a waste of life
A waste of breath—a waste of me
 
Or was that you?
 
I think it was us…it was always us
Wasting each other, wasting our time
 
I still can’t feel my legs, but I can reach the phone
I can reach you
 
I’m tired of just thinking; I’m tired of being wasted
I want to take my time now and spend it with you, on you and me
 
Forget about them, it’s all about us
 
It’s all about us; we’re wasting us

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Copyright 2019 RaheemaFKM
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.     Filed under: "Structured" and "Poetry"
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  • RoseTheBrokenHearted On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, RoseTheBrokenHearted (145)By person wrote:

    I really loved this piece. The structure really set it in place. -RTBH-

  • RaheemaFKM On Thursday, June 13, 2019, RaheemaFKM (146)By person wrote:

    *grins and bows* Thank you very much for the feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.


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