Vernichtung | leidtragend | poetry

the cityscape

where tourists go

the cityscape

that everybody rushes towards

to take that perfect little picture panoramic

to showcase a momentary projected happiness

an ever-deepening absence on eye level

is where you went to die

and end it all

and you plunged into the cityscape

at a speed unknown

into the landscape

photographed and admired


and you, like so many others

before and after you

lay there

unmoved for a little while

and you broke everything in my chest

leaking into nature

everything shifted within you

and they removed you from the scenery

I sense the plummet in my bones intact and repetitive

I turn to writing

because the images become too invasive

I have to get the words out

a poem makes sense

a poem is not silent

a poem is part of the landscape

a poem is part of the cityscape

a poem is part of you

My own drawing © Laura Gentile 2022 | Instagram: croque_melpomene

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