Linger

Lungs were made to breathe,
but they were also made to choke
your systems when you were pulled
in too deep into drowning, and your
eyes were made to see, but were
also made to redden and blur your
vision when you saw too much, too
closely, and your arms, they were
made to hold people and sanity, but
they were also made to break. Your
feet were made to help you stand
and implant your roots, but they were
also made to trip and fall repeatedly. Your
heart, your heart was made to beat
and keep you from pernicious mortality,
but it was also made to love, and love
is terribly scary that way for the heart for it
will stop eventually, but your love?
Your love lingers on when you can’t.

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13 thoughts on “Linger

  1. Oh my god Kavya, this poetry is magical. You manage to add something mystic to each poetry of yours and every word you use is the most basic yet holds the deepest meaning!Man, you’re writing so well, I wish I could do too! Great job! ❤

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