Erin Ripton - Green Girl (Poem)

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Written by Jersey City based poet Erin Ripton, using the song "Ophelia" as prompt.

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To my dear Green girl,

All is sacrificed

In the brutal fight

At your core.

I am damned

Strapped to guilt

At my gut.

See I was buried

on the other side of graves

Where bones level

In my waste.

Now sadness

ripples down with dawn.

My Soul, too weak

Dies before its frame.

You, a willing seed

from my green grace

Were Saved

from the floors

Of my heart.

I abandon you

at the coastline

before my shadow

sunk in

Because

This kind of darkness

Has no end.

We all do

intend

To brave

love again,

But not all

verses

Arch

And extend

with the tides.

credits

from March of Crows: Jersey City, released April 6, 2016
Written and read by Erin Ripton

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