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  • Writer's pictureRachel McCarty

The Idea(l)

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

I can’t let go of your memory

My heart told me to wrap myself around

The idea of you and I did

The idea of you

The idea of us

The ideal of you

But reality creeps in with the night

Arm-in-arm with the blackness of depression

The sharp edges of anxiety at their heels

They lay a corpse at my feet

The cold, lifeless remnants of a dream

And I remember

You could never want, never love

This mind that vomits terrifying visions & words

This body so thick with coping mechanisms and disorders

This skin screaming with the new-flesh crimson of self-hatred

And I hate me for you not wanting this wretched mess of a girl

I’m infuriated with myself for being me





But still,

I can’t let go of the ideal

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