Friendship On the Rocks
As swelling tides romp roughly against the harbor
Breaks, my heart falls as your words send a
Cold judgment to break the harbor. Looking
Down in misplaced shame, I can’t bear to meet your
Eyes. With both your bodies so steely in resolve, all
Familiarities begin to shimmer and fade, while
Growing in its place, a restless resentment reflects
How stormy seas pass relentless judgment.
I can’t understand how the three of us got here. Who allowed you to act
Judge, jury, and executioner? If I had
Known you had this planned, would I have
Left within the first moment? Would I have
Made a scene? Balled my fists and yelled and screamed?
No, I think better yet, I’m better
Off with specific candor, so smooth it mirrors west
Pacific water. More
Questions crash and break my brain, as
Reality continues to shift again, with
Swelling tides so strong they break more than just the harbor, I
Think and begin to wonder, how could I have known within
Us, you two harbored swelling breaks? That in matters pertaining to this
Very relation, you both
Would be so quick to jump ship? At least now I can
X you out and choose to walk away. Hating that
You both feel as if you’re the winners of this
Zero sum game.
Aviana Irrer is currently a sophomore at MSU in the Residential College of Arts and Humanities. An artist before anything else, she is always looking for new ways to convey what cannot be spoken in order to connect with people. As a fulltime student and part-time Starbucks barista living through several “unprecedented times,” art has allowed her a place where she can vent her “unprecedented whines” so to say in the hopes of showing that no one is ever truly alone.