Leave/Stay

Leave.
I never want you to
talk to me again.
Please
stop trying to fix it.
Don't
try to deceive me.
I know you will never
change.
I am going to
leave you.
Don't ask me to
Stay.


About: This poem, by Renee Coffman '18,  is read line-by-line normally, and then line-by-line backwards.  Leave/Stay is a Judge's Choice award winner from The Akron-Summit County Public Library 2016 Creative Writing Contest.