An Unexpected End

This poem was written as a bit of a slam poem about a relationship that abruptly ended. I have not previously written slam poetry, so it might flow weird. I hope you enjoy– KW

can you pinpoint the moment

that your heart last broke

and you almost started laughing

because it’s got to be a joke

i mean you go from being friends

to being lovers so fast

that your head is still spinning

when he firmly asks

if you’re sure you want to do this

because its sex and not love

and he doesn’t want to hurt you

(but maybe he does)

because you keep on getting closer

then he pushes you away

because unlike the last girl

you actually want to stay

and he says he’s bad at dating

he can’t quite commit

and then he asks to meet your parents

but it’s all bullshit

because he decides that he can’t do this

that it just went too far

but all you can think of

is riding in his car

half-drunk, screaming songs

like its 2009

and you’re still fucking kids

not grown and dead inside

he was supposed to be different

but then you fought

and haven’t spoke

and that’s the awful moment

that your heart last broke.

Author: Katherine Wheel

Katherine is a twenty-something year old writer from Greater Boston who is just trying to navigate adulthood. When she isn't writing, she enjoys going to concerts, painting, and spending time with her loved ones.

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