the one

I wanted to be the one to save you

to pull you from the burning buildings 

inside yourself

I wanted to be the one to resuscitate you

to breathe the life back

into your open mouth

I wanted to be the one to get there just in time

to prevent the tragedies declaring themselves

with sirens in your eyes 

I wanted to be the one to salvage your heart

the reason for surviving in spite of it all

I wanted to be the one

the only one

the best one

the last one

but you refused to be rescued

and I forgot to mention

that I was the one

the one

who started the fire

a. duncan, 2018

 

Artwork: Burning House by Lois Dodd

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

6 thoughts on “the one

      1. You are kindly welcome! I’ve enjoyed the pieces I’ve read so far and I look forward to reading more 🙂

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