kill your darlings

sheilded from the crowd among trees and the shrubs,
it’s a privilege to be sitting by the lake thinking about you,
next to me or in theory,
where we used to look happy.

now
i feel the breeze on my skin where i used to feel you,
i tell my secrets to the waves, the ones i never told you.

when i leave, i hope i know myself better,
when i leave, i hope you decode my love letter.

even if you don’t, atleast now i’m free.


It all started when I had some regrets about my future. Cheers to you for sticking around after that! The feminist part of me went on vacation there for a while. I’m done being all hashtag heartbreak. Let’s refill our glasses with awesome drinks now (milk, if you’re underage) and write about all things that are beautiful in this world. Or atleast try to!

6 Comments

  1. a.s. says:

    “when i leave, i hope i know myself better,
    when i leave, i hope you decode my love letter.

    even if you don’t, atleast now i’m free”

    ahhhh this poem is so beautiful! You captured the feelings of heartbreak but trying to move on perfectly. And I love your author’s note at the end hehe. Cheers (with milk πŸ˜‚β€)

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  2. caitpoetry says:

    Aarushi this is so well written. My favourite bit has to be the lines ‘i feel the breeze on my skin where i used to feel you/i tell my secrets to the waves, the ones i never told you’ as they are just so beautiful and heartfelt. Much love my friend, I’ll be raising a glass of milk to you hehe ❀ ❀

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    1. Aarushi says:

      thank you, Cait. ❀ i love those lines too so i am you did as well!! cheers!

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  3. Ace says:

    Aarushi, THIS IS AMAZING!!! This poem had me at the first line and I absolutely love it! I can totally relate and your uplifting message at the end makes me feel pumped up!!!! You have such a beautiful way with words! Hugs and love πŸ–€πŸ€—

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