Dreams About You

Cali Kittana

I've been having dreams about you

It's really quite peculiar

We haven't spoken since high school

So why are you on my mind

 

That dream of us at the airport

A tight hug and a soft kiss

The feeling of losing you

I coul feel the warm tears

 

I've seen you twice since graduation

Once on main street

And once at my job

The soft blushes and shy smiles

 

Every time Livin' on a Prayer comes on

I daydream about us dancing to it

The way we used to back in school

Middle school was much simpler

 

I had a dream just the other night

You confessed that you loved me

And I told you the same

But turned you down for the one I'm with

 

I woke up very confused

The thing I had always wondered

Happened that night in my dreams

It reminds me of school days

 

We used to get asked it all the time

If we were dating of just friends

You would look to me for the answers

What if I had said it was true

 

Sometimes I miss your blond hair

Or how we'd snuggle during assemblies

The teachers used to get so mad

You offering me your jacket often

 

I'm not sure why you're in my dreams now

But maybe it just means that I miss you

Or I just miss when things were easier

Before all of the stress of adulthood

 

I wish you had kept me close that night

Homecoming was such a whirlwind

The way we danced so close

How you never left my side

 

Telling me that my boyfriend was missing out

Taking me by the hand softly

You could see just how lonely I was feeling

I hope you really meant your compliment

 

There's a song that reminds me of you

It's by one of my favourite bands

It makes me think of middle school

And how you seemed so jealous of a flower

 

From a guy I didn't really like in that way

I took it to be nice and meant it friendly

But oh how I wished it had been you

I wonder if you would buy me a rose

 

I wonder if it was because you just knew

The carnation didn't mean as much as it did to him

You knew it wasn't a flower I prefer

If there were other choices, would I have gotten one

 

I wonder if you remember how I looked that night

I remember every aspect of you

From your soft eyes to your warm smile

And the way you refused to leave my side that night

 

You kept me warm from the breeze outside

During the fire alarm that evacuated us

We joked about how dumb the smoke machine was

And why would they put it in a school gymnasium

 

Sometimes I daydream about that night

I wonder what would have happened if I was honest

If I had been bolder about the way I felt

Would you have told me the same thing

 

I wonder if in another reality these would not be dreams

They would be a reality for you and I

But they must live in my dreams and my head for now

For you were my one who got away

  • Author: Cali Kittana (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 28th, 2021 19:32
  • Category: Love
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Comments1

  • L. B. Mek

    'From your soft eyes to your warm smile
    And the way you refused to leave my side that night

    You kept me warm from the breeze outside
    During the fire alarm that evacuated us'..
    if you continue to write, in the future
    try to maintain this poetic voice
    this simple tenacity, you imbue
    with your fierce veracity;
    it is a treasure, few
    can reproduce
    and even fewer, can word it all
    so enticingly, accessible..
    thanks for sharing
    a great read

    • Cali Kittana

      Thank you! I tend to write in the same style for most of my poems. Had a teacher in school one time tell the whole class not to write like this for an assignment. It was difficult, but I made it work somehow, I get she wanted me to write outside of my comfort zone, but it was odd. I try to write with raw emotion, which I think is what helps the most



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