Poetry

Stratosphere I

“Could you tell how much I feared
I would hurt you?”

I remember flying in your stratosphere, riding the high that was you. Your eyes. Everything about you screamed to me, “He’s too good for you,” or, “How could I ever be enough?” But the worst was, “I’ll ruin him.”

Though I wasn’t sure why those thoughts hit me in those perfect moments we shared, but they were there, lurking beneath the surface of my eyes.

Could you see it? Could you tell how much I feared I would hurt you?

© Sarah Doughty
2017

The thought of hurting you
was more than I could bear.

Read part two here.

2 thoughts on “Stratosphere I”

  1. This is exquisite. Its a short piece that evokes so much. I have been there, as I am sure many “damaged” people have. You really took me there with this. 🖤

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