We met under water

We met underwater on an evening tainted blue
and the night was illuminating your soul’s hue.


I took a step forward.
“Aren’t you afraid of me?”
I’m always jumping off edges, I say.
I no longer fear the fall
’cause the fire is burning me still.

I love love, been covered in red
but I come back to the water.
I jump, taking one breath in.
I hope I drown here …
but my lungs hold on to the water.

“I’m here.”
Why is the fire burning me still?
“I need you”
… but my heart’s by the shore.

I come closer.
You should be afraid of me, I say
’cause this water can’t drown me
and the fire is burning me still.
Color me blue if you dare.


Love, Alyazya

8 thoughts on “We met under water

  1. The first line is a killer that comes out swinging and sets the tone for the rest of the poem. Blunt and vulnerable, aggressively sincere. And I’m a personal fan of always ending where it starts as well. Good job, well written.

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