Danger Zone.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about escaping an abusive relationship, which is compared to a volcano.

Submitted: September 07, 2012

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Submitted: September 07, 2012



You condemn me with eyes 
of molten lava, crush me 
beneath the weight of your voice. 
Earth against my skin, you erupted 
without warning. My body is covered 
in your volcanic ash, glistening 
silver in the heat of your gaze, 
and you whisper lies that choke 
my lungs with smoke. 

Now your game has come to an end. 
You’re singing your apologies 
in that tone that burns me 
from the inside out, 
and now you’re the one standing 
there all alone in that lonely pool 
of canary light, and still I’m falling, 
falling again for your unstable 
smile and shifting words of love. 

I’m lost in the looming 
shadow of what you’ve become, 
but I cross my heart and hope 
to God that I vacate the premises 
before you erupt again. Bags packed, 
sixty-five dollars in my pocket, 
I’ll leave the danger zone 
and escape this volcano 
that you call a relationship.

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