Love Poems: Chromatic by Amy Bertram

Chromatic by Amy Bertram
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[Note from Frolic: We are so excited to announce our new series of modern love poetry from the top poets on Instagram. Next we have a collection from @abertrampoetry. Be sure to pick up her new collection of poetry and prose ‘chromatic‘ out now!]

monochromatic

as I shut the door

and stepped out

into monochromatic surroundings

I gently reminded myself

that art takes time

and slowly but surely

I would paint the colors

back into the canvas of my world

worthy

I hope I taught you

that you’re worthy of love

even if it can’t be mine

polaroid

you snapped a photo of me

on your polaroid camera

and I blushed

watching my feelings for you

develop faster

than the film itself

lights

every time my phone lights up

with your name

my face lights up

with a smile

and my imagination lights up

with visions of a future

so let’s keep these lights on

because I am suddenly

afraid of the dark

superhero

I do not need saving

I simply need a superhero

who is strong enough to fight for me

even on days when we seem to be

each other’s worst enemies

heartstrings

you picked me up like an old guitar

and made the sweetest melodies

from my worn out heartstrings

highlighter

I take a highlighter

to the parts of my life

where you are written in

so that nothing can ever

erase you from me

quicksand

you consume my thoughts

like quicksand

and as hard as I try

to wiggle my way out

I feel myself sinking deeper

into the desire of you

afterthought

you will be someone’s

first thought in the morning

and last thought at night

and until then

you do not need to be

anyone else’s afterthought

fight

find a love worth fighting for

that doesn’t require you to do so

EXCLUSIVES:
wine

let’s get drunk

on a love

that will age

like a fine wine

and no matter how disoriented

we might get

let’s always promise

to stumble home

to each other’s hearts

envious

I may be a poet

but I assure you

my actions will speak to you

in ways my words

will always be envious of

About the Author:

a.bertram (full name Amy Bertram) is a 29 year old poet whose debut collection of poetry and prose, “chromatic,” released in July 2019. She is a part of the LGBTQ+ community and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Her writing is inspired by personal experiences relating to love, loss, and self-empowerment. You can find her on Instagram @abertrampoetry.

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