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If I could have one last conversation with you
A final day in the sunshine
I'd tell you I love you
for the first time
and the last.
If there's one more thing I could teach you
It would be that the way you're living
is no way to live.
But I'd say it in my head, send it through my exhales in the hopes it subconsciously reaches your ears,
so as not to ruin the present moment.
We're sitting in silence
bodies leaning into each other so it all hurts less
You'd stroke my eyelashes as they flutter with your fingertips
I can't remember what your laugh sounds like anymore
I can picture you laughing, but it's like a silent movie
But I remember how your voice sounds as it cracks through your tears
And I can see your restlessness
even with my eyes open.
I can feel your sadness
Its weight I can still see imprinted on my love seat
If I could tell you one more story about myself,
To the version of you that was still open
like a sunflower
so willing to receive
I would tell you that I'm tired of being scared
done with hiding my need to be protected
so tired of staying up all night guarding my own heart.
I may require affection and love more than you're used to giving
but you have seen my love move mountains for free
and I need just once for someone to do the same for me.
If I could meet you for the first time
one last time
I would share with you that I see your fears and I honour them
sooner than I did before.
I'd tell you
you're safe here
I would believe who you said you were the first time.
If I were to say goodbye to you again
I would sit fully in that moment with you
and thank you for your honesty
forgive you for your shortcomings
Accepting that you never really unpacked your bags
Even though in my mind,
we had already grown old together.
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