The Hyde Effect (Prompt 12)

“Let’s get the hell out of here.”

 

Let’s start from somewhere pleasant, the present is better than the past
Better than the last but I’ll try not to get my hopes up
The unresolved teenager in me wants to throw all of her chips in
Best to leave that decision with the jaded skeptical “adult”
How the hell am I an adult and further more
A caregiver

Somehow pulls it all together
Don’t take composure out of context
The next steps are uncertain
Each new person is a threat
Can’t place bets on another big bad wolf while my house is still unsteady
I don’t know how to bring you here
Or how to tell if I am ready to be blown down again

One thought on “The Hyde Effect (Prompt 12)

  1. I like the uncertainty of this. The “Hyde” in the title leads me to think of Jekyll and Hyde, so the conflict in this poem is perfection.
    “can’t place bets on another big bad wolf while my house is still unsteady” is a freaking beautiful line…
    I get the sense that the person is trying to decide something huge, something overwhelming while still overcoming the “not pleasant” past…
    This is great.

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