Tagged: years

distance magnifies

distance magnifies
the need – i am saying it
without saying it,

the way that you have taught me
just as many years ago

after all these years,

after all these years,
our days are not reliable
predictors of our

nights – we continue to dazzle
one another off the cuff

hours before the

hours before the
dive – we’ve collected enough
trinkets and years to

understand that there are no
guarantees, only marvel

after so many

the right words cost an

the right words cost an
arm and a leg – no one warns
you when you are just

starting out. it takes decades to
roll them out appropriately

perhaps months,

perhaps months,
years from now, these
days will become
foggy, it’s how our
minds insist on
playing games with
our hearts – now you see
me, now you don’t

we have no choice as
witnesses, obligated
to make out every
fine detail in the
heightened haze

all day, i keep

all day, i keep
forgetting that you
left us this morning,
and even now, when
i quiet my heart to
take in the news, i
hear old news, when
you called eight years
ago to say that he’s
gone, and do not be
sad, it was so peaceful,
you were reading to him
as he sat in his favorite
chair, and then
you were reading.
tonight, i am not ready
for the details just yet.
there are no brave
messengers. you are
gone, but not yet gone