Dickinson – Monologue (Sue)

A monologue from the tv series created by Alena Smith

S2 – E10


Because I couldn’t handle the things your poems made me feel. Your poems are too powerful. They’re like snakes.

They slither into me, and they coil around my heart, and they squeeze me until I can’t breathe. 

They are flittering and venomous, and they bite. I got scared, Emily. Of you, of the way that you grip me, of the way that you poison me.

When I married Austin, and we became sisters, the only bond between us was your words. 

You started writing so much, and I was the only one who ever saw any of it. I got overwhelmed, so I thought if I pushed you a little […]

You’re right. The only time I feel things is when I’m with you.

I pushed you toward him because I wanted to escape what I was feeling, and I slept with him ‘cause I didn’t wanna feel it.

There is so much that I don’t want to feel, Emily. And the biggest thing that I don’t want to feel…Is that I’m in love with you. It’s true.

I love you, and I felt you in the library because you’re always with me. I can’t escape from you because the only true thing I will ever feel is my love for you.

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