“when you love,
the music around you becomes
the soundtrack to the stories you are living
with that person in them
that time, those places, those moments,
it intertwines with all of it.
it becomes the energy that captures what you
feel with them, what you feel for them.
it becomes this visceral, engraved part of the life you live,
the life you know… a life that has them in it.
so, when it ends…
when you have to start unweaving
them from your stories, and untangling them
from your energy, and unraveling. them. from. your. life.
out of everything you have to let go of…
i don’t know if there’s
anything harder to let go of
than the way a song makes you
feel about them.
– when a music lover loves“
– butterflies rising
The butterflies rising poem ‘when you love, the music around you becomes the soundtrack… when a music lover loves’ is on page 226 of her poetry book ‘wild spirit, soft heart’ in the “relationships & heartbreak” section and was inspired from her micropoem ‘the way a song makes you feel about them‘. The poem was written after going through her two breakups and realizing how completely intertwined music was in those relationships while she was in them, and how it was so intertwined in the heartbreak and healing too.
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