please stop thinking I am


or even able

to save you

just like venice

with a beautiful exterior

i’m sinking slowly

and what you think is dry land

will be covered by the aqua alta

sooner than you think

when the tide subsides

the grand canal remains

splitting the city in two

when will i succumb to the flood again?

if you stay long enough

you’ll know


you’re bound to come with me

Allie Becker