Grab your chest It’s there That feeling you want to feel Carry it with you Just below the surface Of water wanting to find light Of a mind dodging the dark Of skin itching to feel other things Scratching and clawing at a throat Trying to find air To handle the things sitting And standing […]
I’ve fallen into the habit of loving you– Which is different from falling in love, I suppose– For habits are harder to break than hearts Which are easier to keep than promises;
I remember how much I wanted you Craved you like a meal only grandma could cook Longed for you Like stewed peas with spinners Served over white rice that tastes nicer Than any restaurant could dare make The sweetness of the meat Contrasting the salty of the marrow….
In hindsight I know You didn’t deserve me. But I feel I deserved you– Every bit of joy, But more times than no I feel I deserved every bit of pain;
The trouble for getting you Is The trouble forgetting you. © 07-08-12 L. Ashwood
When I asked you to let me go I didn’t know it would be that easy– Now, After all that Now, After I fought back Hard Against you
Today I force myself to walk away To let go the last strands of cord Keeping your boat at this port