#NaPoWriMo Day 21: Backspace.

“If only the entirety of the oceans
Could be encased in tiny jars,
If only I could bring you all of them,
All of those sparkling little stars!
How ridiculous must it feel
For the impossible to seem doable,
Save for letting you know what’s in my heart.

Part of me wants to shout from the rooftops,
But can’t find the voice to yell,
Another part wants you to look into my eyes
And hopes you hear the secrets they tell,
Yet another part of me can’t find the words,
So, tell me, how it is possible
For a heart so little
To have so much to feel.
My love for you a broken damn–
All these emotions gushing at once;
Fighting it hurts me,
So I best let it carry me away.

But to let you know of the storm within
That has me drenched to the bone
In your love, longing for you–
Believe me when I say I try my best
To put everything I feel into words;
For if the universe could fit in my hands,
You’re the only one I’d give it to.
I often wonder how to do so
When you leave me speechless,
Breathless,
Restless.”

So, can you really blame me,
I only want to give you the best–
Fingers hovering over keys,
Typing my heart away,
As my eyes over words, they trace,
I decided no praise is good enough for you,
So I go ahead and hit backspace.

~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.


Today, once again, I decided to deviate from the original prompt given via napowrimo.net, to write about the kind of love that you have for a person where you want to give them the whole damn world, but you just don’t know how to do so without coming on too strong.


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