An Affinity for the Unattainable

By Savannah Lanz


Don’t fall for me
Because I will write you poems and lines that will never escape
you

Words and paragraphs that will always follow
Whether you want me there or not

Don’t fall for a writer
Because I will cast you in a role you cannot shake

And above all
            Hope I do not fall for you
                        For your own sake
                                    Because then, I cannot control

Where my words will take me

Or who you will become in my neurotic process for

Answers

Truth                                                                                                                                                         And Lies

And questions.

I will immortalize you with my words
The only thing I have left to give

You will become the unattainable,
And

unfortunately

I have an affinity for things beyond my reach