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Captivated

Captivated

Posted January 14th, 2023 by Billy

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by Briana
in New York

January 14th, 2023

Dawn greets her
she doesn't know when she fell asleep she's simply thankful she did.

The light is intruding and invasive
She almost feels guilty at how painful something so gentle feels; something she saw everyday, now she's lucky to see any at all.

The sliver of peace she's so often sought after is lost the moment she hears it.
That distant voice that seems to live and die through the silence.

Hes awake

The sigh she's held in escapes her
& perhaps he takes notice
Or maybe he's just been waiting.

He approaches the subject of the thing she's learned to dread the most,
Her freedom.

"Maybe i should let you go- it's as though I'm keeping a flower from the sun, but I must ask you is that what you want."
Though she hasnt noticed yet, it's no longer a question.

"Am I so terrible? After all the awful things your tormentor has done to you- if she had the mind to, she'd ponder if he was mocking her
Alas, she has little to no mind left.

"Does your heart not wish just the tiniest ounce to stay here with me?"

"I - scrambling for the words she wishes she could simply say No.

Frozen, in shock? Fear? She has her first thought in a while:
This is too good to be true isn't it?

Doubt comes rolling in just as quickly as the shock fades
What will I do?

Who else will be there at these hours who else will destroy me to build me back. To build me better
What am I without him

Finally she reaches the tinge of hope he's dangling from a thread

Maybe he does want to let me thrive
Maybe he realizes how wrong it is to have kept me here like this.

Until it snaps

"I see, then I have my answer."

"You're staying you're staying with me & I'm not letting you go,"
Hes cold and calculated as he concludes his decision.

Wait but I didn't-

She's silently pleading for a second chance
For him to repeat it again
For him to mean it.

Her unspoken pleads die with his next set of biting words.

"And if you ever try to escape or should someone come to take you I will destroy every last flower from their roots."
"Starting with you."


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Wow, Briana- that's amazing.

Wow, Briana-

that's amazing. Your poems are really nice!!
and also, welcome back.

Posted by Elizabeth on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 12:56
Thank you! Hope you're well

Thank you! Hope you're well good to be back ^^

Posted by Briana on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 10:57

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