Nylon Rope

Above my head

Like a clever joke

Hanging limply

Was a nylon rope

Out the window

Like a bird set free

My hope had flown

And abandoned me

Out of the blue

Like a miracle

Advice you gave

Was empirical

I heard your words

“Friend, please stay alive”

Then tied that noose

Around my mind

Burrowed your words

Under my skin

And hope to never

Hang that rope again

SWD 03/2018

Another piece inspired by Twenty One Pilots as a whole and how they have impacted my mental well-being.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. This poem has an unusual quality about it. I can’t describe how it makes me feel. I can only say that it asks to be read over and over again.

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