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I’m trying to figure out why I want to hear your voice.
It’s hard.

I don’t want to be with you.
I don’t want to be near you.
I don’t want to be in your arms,
And I certainly don’t want to be
Your punching bag.

So then why, when I feel the warmth
Of fear, despair, regret, anxiety
Creeping up in my chest…
…Why do I want to run to you?

You were never my protector,
You were never my guardian.

Maybe the person I’m running back to,
Is just the version of me I left behind.

Maybe I want to talk her, ask her,
What I could of done differently.
How did you get through this?
How did you survive?

Maybe I just want to have someone
To rely on,
To confide in,
To feel safe with.


Or maybe I’m overthinking.
And what I really want,
Is what I can’t have.

Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Hey there! I’m Kristy – or, as it states on my card, K. L. Minehan. I write a little bit of everything: horror, mystery, fantasy, young adult, even a bit of smut. I’m an Australian shacked up in Sweden, and I spend far too much time playing video games (and not enough time writing!).

Here is something that I think might appeal to your readership. It was originally posted at

About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

2 responses

  1. Wonderful piece. I can definitely relate. Certain relationships may be toxic despite being the most appealing thing at the time.


  2. sometimes its hard to know why we become attached to the people that we do


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