Do not Fall in Love Caitlyn Siehl

This is the full text of Caitlyn Siehl’s poetry. Excerpts of this poem been floating around everywhere on cyberspace and when I finally came across this, I had to share. Enjoy!

 

Do not fall in love with people like me.

People like me will love you so hard

that you turn to stone,

into a statue where people come to marvel at how long

it must have taken to carve that faraway look into your eyes.

Do not fall in love with people like me.

We will take you to museums and parks and monuments

and kiss you in every beautiful place

so that you can never go back to them

without tasting us like blood in your mouth.

Do not come any closer.

People like me are bombs.

When our time is up, we will splatter loss all over your walls

in angry colors that make you wish your doorway

never learned our name.

Do not fall in love with people like me.

With the lonely ones.

We will forget our names if it means learning yours.

We will make you think that hurricanes are gentle,

that pain is a gift.

You will get lost in the desperation, in the longing

for something that is always reaching,

but never able to hold.

Do not fall in love with people like me.

We will destroy your apartment.

We will throw apologies at you that shatter on the floor

and cut your feet.

We will never learn how to be soft.

We will leave.

We always do.

Phuket-3

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