FallsApart Poetry Contest #1 - Finalist!


When You Walk Away

 by Charlotte (Charlie) Gleeson


When you walk away,

I’ll want to shove your volatile soul from the tip of a skyscraper,

Watch your body fall like Newton’s apple,

Pop open! One hundred robust watermelons,

Coloring the pavement with all of the “I love you’s” that you took from me.


Today, I wanted to write a self-righteous poem about hate.


But all I can think about,

Is the lavender that would bloom from your wounds as you bled -

How when you walk away,

I won’t actually wish you dead.