A Life Without You

A Series Of Poems

A Poem By: Martina Garcia

van gogh, i understand


“I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”

-Van Gogh

when i hear this i think of the words that my fingers type out

and how they pour out of me

but if i was ever to say things to you in person i will choke on those very words i type

the stanzas i type wrap around my heart and squeeze

it as if my breath is taken away with each letter

these words will ruin me


i can pour the words but i can not swallow the truth they hold

yet i continue to fill these pages


every word will escape my mind

every breath will be taken away

as long as you get the chance to read my words

then the pain will be worth it