It’s Poetics Tuesday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. Our host, Mish has given us the task of selecting one of the movie quotes listed above and incorporate it into a poem of any style.

I’ve chosen, “I wish I knew how to quit you” – Brokeback Mountain, 2005 –

I wish I knew how to quit you.

You’re like an addiction

I don’t want to kick —

a safety net with a gaping hole

a life raft decorated

with shark bait.

My head says run! Go!

But my heart says

Stay. Stay.

And my love for you

rages like wildfire

begging to be put out.

But the only fire hose

is knotted and kinked.

O, please, please show mercy!

If you ever cared:

Quit me.

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