I will not buy it on my flesh so hard,
no longer will I carry it beneath my skin.
I have been strong, I have been weak
is all I have to say,
it’s this before I break
down into a million pieces like the sun’s
a froth of photons
spread out, infinite:
I will not bear it in my heart
so long, so long to you
I have to say:
though with you I have felt that I belonged
that time is done and now
I cannot stay.
JAN/FEB 2021 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Ingrid is a writer and independent publisher via her publishing house Experiments in Fiction. She published Amazon-bestselling poetry anthology 'Wounds I Healed' in June 2022, and is to publish the first solo poetry collection by Jeff Flesch, 'Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow,' on 1 September 2022. Her own work has been published widely both online and in print, and she was nominated for Spillwords Author of the Year 2021. You can find out more about her work and publishing activities at her website - Experiments in Fiction.