Poem -

Dear Jack,

Dear Jack,

You told me it was the first time you fell in love with a woman.
You didn't know much about love and softness but bought flowers and wrote me a letter.
You signed, Jack the Ripper.
Then you started cutting my skin with your sharpened words, you pulled my organs off my body to be closer to me, and then tried to erase your mistakes with little stitches and a kiss goodnight,
but darling,
just give me the shovel and let me sleep.
I would tell you "It is not you, it is me".
You see, my love is fictional. I liked the idea of you, but your knife is too real and my skin isn't a hardcover, it is the fragile pages of a book.
And the ink still reminds me the color of your eyes, but I can't seem to recognize you with all the blood. And we do use the same alphabet, but I don't understand the language you're speaking, my ears are ringing, my vision is blur.
I am trying to run away, trying to find my way though this map of words, but I am lost in our stories.
We don't belong to the fairy tale bookshelf, honey,
we are a curse in the wrong section.

 

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Tony Taylor

Hello K.F.......this is a most excellent write......a gorgeous analogy/metaphor laid beautifully upon the pages of a letter to "Dear Jack"!!......the phrasing itself creating more than memorable images ~

        ~ "Then you started cutting my skin with your sharpened words.."

Truly STRIKING phrasing dear poet sister.......and necessary to the heart of this VERY creative poetic prose!!.....I had to PIN this piece for its creativity and stellar craftsmanship!!......well conceived and BEAUTIFULLY delivered!!.....LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo 👍👍👍✴✴❤❤✴👏👏👏😊

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K. F.

Thank you very much. Your words give me the will to write even more.

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Tina

Oh my goodness!  What a passionate write about a toxic love. I absolutey and whole heartedly agree with what Tony has said above. An excellent write :-)

Tina x

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K. F.

Thanks Tina ! I am glad you felt the passion in this toxic love 💌

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K. F.

I am glad you liked this letter 💌

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Dean Kuch

Sounds as if you need a better librarian, KF.
One that can keep the book genres in the appropriate section.
Horror, most likely, for this one.
~Dean Kuch ~♥💀♥~

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K. F.

I like it when beautiful strange things are in the wrong section. 💌

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