Always Never, Never Always

By RaheemaFKM

I’ve always been giving it time, as though I have an endless supply of hours, of minutes, of seconds to throw away
 
I’ve always been holding it in, as though letting it out could somehow do more damage to my long since pulverized heap of a heart
 
I’ve always been waiting it out, as though patience ever really stops the rain, or pressure does more than simply numb the pain
 
I’ve always been slow to act, as though I need a definite cue or a neon sign to point me front and center
 
I’ve never been real good at giving it my all; I tend to hold half of everything worth showing back
 
I’ve never been real quick to take chances, even ones offered on a platter, because they scare me—and they do bite
 
I’ve never been so stuck on a concept that I can’t convince myself of its impossibility
 
I’ve never been this far out on a limb without seeing the ground rush up
 
And I’ve never, never been able to fall so hard for someone who always manages to catch me before I break

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Copyright 2019 RaheemaFKM
Published on Thursday, June 13, 2019.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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