I mean it, I do
I do love you.
I love you like…

(like a kid loves a flower and tends to it
who waits for it to bloom but then plucks it.

like a middle-aged woman
who tries to decorate her empty nest
but donates the extra furniture
to get rid of all that emptiness.

like an octogenarian knitting new sweaters with her shaking fingers and fading memory
by unraveling wool from old ones.)

…you think I do.
for everyone, it’s different
sometimes love can become a weakness.

the problem is you love me now
for a wildness that can not be tamed.
you love me in your spilling youth
and right now
even though I’ll never let you see it
all I have is me
right now I can’t share what’s left.

so I tried to experiment with colours here, WILD, right?!


  1. This is so fresh! Nothing like what I was expecting. Each line brought me somewhere knew. Fantastic ending stanza as well!

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    1. Aarushi says:

      aah thank you so much ❀ thank you for stopping by!!! you're too kind πŸ™‚

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      1. Filarance says:

        Most welcome my friend! It’s so awesome to hear from you!😊

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  2. a.s. says:

    “all I have is me
    right now I can’t share what’s left.”

    I LOVE the format of this poem, the parenthesis/italics part is AMAZING. Wow wow wow. And the little picture you drew is sooo good too. Aarushi, you are so talented! 🀍🀍🀍

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    1. Aarushi says:

      hehe, the part in italics was supposed to be like this internal monologue secret that only the reader of the piece was supposed to know and not the person that it was for!! thank youπŸ’•πŸ’•

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  3. Ace says:

    Wow Aarushi, this is just lovely!!! What amazing writing, you’re incredibly talented!!! I love how this one goes into italics and then out…adds such vivid depth!!! Well done as always, pal πŸ€—πŸ–€

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    1. Aarushi says:

      aaah thank you so much for saying that, Ace!! I know you already know but I’ll never stop reminding you that your support means so much to meπŸ’Ÿ much love friend πŸ’“

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