Autonomous



“I'd die without you…”

 I'm pinned against the pillow now,
 crumpling under the immense weight of the words
 sunk much too deep to reject
 meant to be flattering, yet
 a fairly dismal remark in context,
 and, of course, spoken with expectance
 of some grateful echo.
 When translated: “I'll take my last worthwhile breath when you do,”
 I suppose it is tragic romanticism at its finest.

 Fearing my unconscious role in such a cliché,
 I whisper “It's not you, it's me,”
 and see myself to the door.
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Submitted on September 26, 2015

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A XBXXXBCAX CXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 505
Words 89
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 1, 9, 3

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