AJ

A Person Who Isn't There

A few words

Will bring a tear to my eye

Or the feeling of many

But I never really cry

Not anymore

Except I want to

I fucking want to all the time

 

You’re glitter all around me

Glitter in the air

And I know there’s this goodness

But sometimes I forget that it’s there

And it gets lonely in my head

 

I think back to when it was just 2 doors

2 doors down

To my best friends

Now it’s 2 minutes thinking

Of what to say

To strike up a conversation

A common ground again

 

Because without our common room

What is our common ground

We love each other I know

I just get scared when you’re not around

 

And nowadays, you’re never around

I remember lying on your bed

Not talking

But sharing space and thoughts

 

What we come back to when we’re done

With that big otherness

In those moments I never imagined

Not having us

 

I see you sometimes

I still hate the goodbyes

Because it’s only snippets

From here on out

I’ll never lie next to you again

Forgetting that nothing lasts

 

But I gather up all of the goodness

I grasp at the warmth

 

I’ll be gentle I promise

And handle our us with care

 

I try and slow down time a little, if I can

 

Because, gentleness

Warmth

Goodness

And care

 

These are what I need to feel

From a person who isn’t there  

Comments2

  • Crystal Hope

    this is so moving. beautiful write.

  • Diamond

    Emotive and expressive. Enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing!



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