Horror show

The earth opened up before me
Yet it didn’t swallow me whole
It took everything I tried to hold
A landslide of out of my control
Carving its path of destruction
As I watched on from the front row


When I read your lines
The syntax and rhymes
Tug at the edges of my mind

As the words weasel inside
Where it’s impossible to hide
From feelings once denied

I’ve pretended they’re mine
Tried them all on for size
Enjoyed eloquent rides,  y’all write