Tieing the Knot
Tieing the knot usually means you are getting married. Today it means I am falling apart.
Tie the Knot
On the chain
that keeps the keys around my neck,
and my body inside the dormitory,
and my presence on the council
continuously in your presence,
and undoing the careful walls
I have constructed
To repair the wreckage you caused.
So tie the knot
That digs into the back of my neck
Reminding me every second,
Of every day,
For the next four years,
That this is what couldn't be
But what I dreamed about,
Until I removed the keys from the chain,
Handed them in,
And accepted my diploma.
And suddenly that self-tightening knot
That you had around my neck and heart
Loosened just a little bit
And I collapsed into a heap of messy tears
Because what could never be,
But I had wished it so.