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You Knot Me

A knot sits firmly 
constricting breath-
a ball of emotions
impossible to name

Familiar in its discontent,
it's a weave of negativity;
a conglomeration of pain,
despair, abandonment,
anger, tears, and fear 
amalgamated into this emotion.
One that can only be described
with the word You.

Years have filed its bite;
teeth worn with age 
no longer hold their edge.
Yet somehow you appear
in the face of others actions. 
A forgotten call,
an appointment not kept,
a gentle shove away,
a distancing, 
all bring you back.

So once again,
I stare you down
as you sit heavy on my chest,
And I vow, this time
You will not bring me to tears.

But no matter, the words,
or tears held,
You sit firmly-
a knot constricting breath;
A ball of emotion
impossible to name
with any one word

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 6/9/2016 8:21:00 PM
Another work of art,Jai
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 8/20/2016 11:12:00 PM
Thank you. I haven't been on in a while it's nice to know my poetry is stool being found here.
Date: 1/12/2016 12:11:00 AM
some don't understand....or maybe it's not in the bring joy to others....but negativity only utters....that retched name we wish to forget....a moment in our history we truly regret....great as usual jaycee....;)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 1/12/2016 10:14:00 AM
You are spot on with your comment Eric!
Date: 1/11/2016 11:30:00 AM
So filled with emotions Jan. Take them and use them to springboard you into a positive direction.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 1/11/2016 1:22:00 PM
Oh, it never lasts long. This is one of the Yous I banish as quickly as possible. Sometimes it's a springboard and sometimes it's the imp that needs to be ignored, lest I encourage it to linger. Strange how you associate some feelings with one person though, be they positive or negative.