Salt Water Can’t Freeze
The death of a toxic relationship, sent to a watery grave made of tears. Fears that it will survive because there can be no solid divide.
Words left my lips
And I sunk your ship
As I stayed on top
While fearing the drop
Like you’d drag me down with you
Into the deep blue
Turn the top to ice
I desperately try
My mind bleeding
While your underneath screaming
As I create more on my knees
I realize salt water can’t freeze
A people-pleaser met a toxic person. Every day, the people-pleaser changed to behave more like the other. One day, the people-pleaser couldn’t recognize who she’d become, and realized what must be done. She tried to cut the toxicity out, but to do so meant leaving him behind. A war ensued in her mind between her and her poisoned self. Eventually, she worked up the courage to let him go, with a glimmer of hope that he would float.
Jillian Daneshwar is a writer from New York City. She writes mostly poetry and short stories. She is a recipient of the Adelphi University’s Poetry Day, Citation in Poetry (Freshman). In addition to writing, she loves science and robotics.