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Maybe i should have followed the river; it would have somehow lead me to you. and hence, i wouldn't have to plug in my earphones and call you in middle of the night just to hear you breathing while you're asleep. i'd have actually been there to put my hand on your chest and feel your heart beating; your chest going up and falling down rhythmically.
you know, when i talked to you for the first time on a phone call i was scared as hell because it was the first time i was going to tell you that i love you. i could sense my pulse rising with every word i spoke and then there you were; half asleep at 4am with your voice in my ears ringing like a thousand temple bells on the banks of river ganga, like prayers coming from a thousand mosuiqes.
i remember studying in biology about how breathing slows down as people fall asleep and i wonder if your heart beat would slow down or get fast if i were wrapped in your arms right now. i'm not entirely sure why, but tonight i think i'd have hugged you a bit more tightly than usual and maybe you'd have asked me if i'm alright. people hold on to things more tightly when they're scared of losing them, don't they? is that why you always say that you'd hold my hand tightly when we'll meet? but you don't have to be scared. i'm not going anywhere.
i'd have heard to your breathing the whole night but your phone is dead and i still can't fall asleep. so i'll just write you a poem and wait for the sun to rise; wait for you to wake up, charge your phone and call me.
It's my first post i'm so xcited!!!
i'm not one for love poems but i really like this metaphor 👀
i really hope i go somewhere with this page, i've posted poems on my personal acc but making an acc just for my poetry and putting it out there is a big deal for me (it makes it very real in a way???) but it's a start and i really hope to continue this and grow (wow big words) and yeah not many people are reading this 😂 so i just wanna end this by thanking all my friends who've supported me throughout, love y'all ❤️ •
the spilled liquid
across the room
all at once