I fall so deep into the earth
Unable to show you just how much you are worth
I become the very thing I curse
And then I can’t stop the hurt

A runaway greenhouse effect
Mirroring the very thing I deject
Or hoping for any way to connect
A sinking Titanic from gorgeous to wrecked

Now I am laying on your ocean floor
With torn lace and silver but still rather poor
I’ve decorated disaster with devilish decor
Burned out, unmarried, but nothing much more

Β© Delia Ross. 2020

Mumbo jumbo for the one below. Sign post reads: Stop here

I don’t mean to hurt you. 😭😭😭

I don’t know why I hurt you. 😭😭😭

I don’t want to hurt you. 😭😭😭

I’m just a sinking man trying to make you drown with me. 😭😭😭

A drowning man is the most dangerous. 😭😭😭

I’m no good. 😭😭😭

You should just let me drown. 😭😭😭

*watches him drop a bottle while putting scuba gear on*

*catches bottle in the water*

*reads message in a bottle*

*cries* 😭😭😭

Photos by @poeeternal
I deserve to drown in the bottom of the sea. I love you. 😭

I know I’m a toxic little fuck. I know I make it impossible to be friends. I wish I knew how to fix me. I’m brokens. 😭😭😭

I’ve decorated disaster with devilish decor

Psst I like the thing you did in your last poem. I know it’s called a thing but I can’t think what it’s called. I like doing it too (but you do everything better). I like you.

“I like you too”. But, I like you alot. “I like you alot too”. Okay, well maybe I like you more than alot. Like the whole pie alot, not just a slice. I like you whole” (the weird conversation we’d be having right now if you allowed me to talk to you). Because I iz stewpids and you iz smartz.

I don’t deserve your help. Let me die. 😭

Maybe I’d be more stable if you were really around. I’m scared. 😭

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7 responses to “Titanic”

  1. Frank Herbert, in one of the Dune books, made an observation about the drowning. That they would find the boot marks on the shoulders of dead fishermen. Where others had tried to stand on them to stay above water. It’s a human instinct

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  2. Have not read that but I did study psychology. And it is, in fact, a real thing. Sometimes I’m drowning and I let him know by making him drown with me! I just needed to describe this behavior in a poem. I could only sum it up one way: the Titanic! But I also have a real life fear of drowning and live 7 miles from the ocean and my stupid brain is very suicidal. Things get dark and scary. But then, I make things worse. A drowning man only cares that he is drowning. And much in the same way, a person on the edge of suicide is essentially drowning. 😭

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