a dream killed me (POEM)

Katie Kay

a dream killed me

a dream killed me frame by frame

echoes bound me name by name

kismet warned me claim by claim

this love scorched me flame by flame

though you killed me I’m to blame.


Hold your horses, my dear readers. I promise that I am not brokenhearted or pining after a chico (for those of you who don’t know, chico is “boy” in Spanish, and I say it way too much when referring to males). Nope, I’m quite happy, and this poem was borne out of a humid midnight at home.

Though I am an emotional soul, I challenged myself to write this poem despite the fact that I have no idea where it came from or what it is really about. When I read it for the first time, it sounded like a bad break-up song. While this poem can be analyzed through that lens…

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