Riptide

by lynnkennison

I love you

I hate you

and every emotion

in between

I like you

I despise you

you drive me crazy

and insane

You are equally

hurtful

and innocent

both wise

and naive

I feel everything for you

Nearly impossible

to calm the wakes

Waves rolling over me

flooding salt

through my eyes

You, my dear

have become

a colossal riptide

Dragging me under

the deeper waters

flowing rampant

through my mind

I’m not sure I want

to be here

Not sure

I can survive

the deep end

of my emotions

my drowning fortitude

One day

I’ll learn to swim

and keep my ocean

free of you

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