Poetry : Dying Diamond by Christian Garduno

Dying Diamond

What makes you think I love the same way back when I loved you?
when you always had me thinking- oh no, what did I do?
Going over and over everything again in my mind
until I got so mixed up finally I just gave up

Things were only working when I was apologizing
how come I didn’t see that then?
And what exactly makes you think I love
like I loved back then?

My soul was such a wreck
heart-break was a safe bet
crying in my sleep wasn’t enough to you
I had to die in my dreams every night for you

You had to bury me so damn deep
the sad part was that I let you
And when I clawed myself out of my grave
the maddest part was that I didn’t regret you

They say it takes a diamond a thousand years to shine
but I look inside myself and I know I don’t have that kind of time
And from now on, my window may be closed
but don’t think I ever lock it



Bio: Christian Garduno’s work can be read in over 100 literary magazines. He’s the recipient of the 2019 national Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry, a Finalist in the 2020-2021 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Writing Contest, and a Finalist in the 2021 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize. He lives and writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie and young son Dylan.

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David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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