You are balancing
On the edge once more
Teetering on the brink
Where will it take you this time
I wonder as my heart again
Drops to the floor

On the verge of explosion
Paralyzed with fear
Will I pull you back
Or let you go
Even if to my detriment
Or do I brave a new frontier

Unpredictability is expected
There is always a blind side
Never seeing it coming
My heart gets attacked
Sometimes I wish for it
And that I would have died

Love going through a meat grinder
Pounded into shreds
What comes out is a mockery
It’s happening again
A relationship in tatters
Lives left in threads

Our nucleus unstable
The contact between us worn thin
Our love’s constellation
Imploding in space
Shattering into fragments
This life in a tailspin

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  11 comments for “Verge

  1. August 10, 2018 at 12:46 am


  2. August 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Wonderful poem! I don’t usually click on links to “read the rest” but I’m glad I did.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      I’m so glad you did too! Thanks for reading, always 😊

      • August 9, 2018 at 5:01 pm

        Welcome! 🙂

      • August 10, 2018 at 1:30 am

        can’t leave a reply below, great writing … you like tragedy 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        August 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

        Thanks Kate. Life can be a struggle as you know. Yes, sometimes like living in a tragedy 😊

      • August 10, 2018 at 9:00 am

        give me laughter and joy any day …

      • Christine Bolton
        August 10, 2018 at 9:02 am

        That’s my preference too 👍😊

  3. August 9, 2018 at 10:16 am


    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Thank you so much! 😊

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