LONG AFTER I remember the pain, sometimes. The all-consuming passion, rarely. Now hearing your name, nothing. When seeing your face, confusion. Something once so powerful, destroyed. The hurt is gone, relief. Along with the love… regret?
SMOULDER Barely contained warmth. Heady anticipation. Waiting, wanting – ache.
SHARED SPACE There once was a lady who shared some space, With another she would like to smack in the face; The muttering, the mumbling, The incoherent jumbling, Made it difficult to occupy the very same place.
3J’s A cry in the sky. Above, gnarly brown fingers – Three blue jays, perched high.
RESPITE A morning’s surprise – A thin sheen of dewy grass. Faint hint of a thaw.
PHONY Always smiling, sweet. Kind, saccharin voice – masking, Malcontent, discord.
WHITE FLAG Distracted today. Disorganized, common theme. Dishevelled I am.
SHAME Majestic creatures, Noble, gentle, so loving. Will we let you die?
BELIEVE Pale light, greeting me. Dark, cold but with a promise, Of a warmth to come.
He said he knew you, immediately, when he first learned my address. An adolescent game of spin the bottle was recounted – cute, innocent. I thought nothing of it until he mentioned you again six months later. Had he forgotten our earlier conversation? There were stars in his eyes, happy memories. You barely remembered him.Continue reading “My Neighbor’s Crush”