Killing My Darlings

My darling Object, it pains me, but I must destroy you

My darling Collection, you are on life support, but only just

My darling Trauma, why do you refuse to die?

My darling Voices, I tried so many times to kill you this year

My darling Art, you I will save

My darling Joy, perhaps you can be resuscitated?

My darling Identity, I yearn for your death to make room for new stories

My darling Fear, I’m not sure I can live without you

My darling Death, I know I must learn to live with you as you will never die