i watched her fall – poem by p. chatelain


i watched her fall 
 
she told me she was “cool” with everything.
and i asked her why, feeling something was wrong,
so she said all she could do was feel like
a jealous girl living in a lonely world,
where everyone got to spend time with me
but her. she somehow made me see
what love felt like by those words.
and i think she loves me because she pains for me.
with an accidental step on my toes causing me pain,
her face grimaces as it hurts her too.
two sentences trample each other as they exit her lips,
“imsorryareyouokay?” and the pain, as always,
comes with a realization. i was watching her, slowly
noticing her falling for me.

Author: Mr. Phillipe

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He is a poet from New York City with a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.

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