Glass

I smile the smile of one
who by sheer determination alone
moved mountains.

He cannot take me anymore because
I no longer have anything more to give
and I sit round dinner tables reminiscing
of days long gone when he was mine
and I was his: wholly, utterly, incandescently.

Not anymore.

See, the tides of time have a funny way of
dragging the moon away from the sun
and each day the waning crescent becomes thinner
until all that can be expected is utter darkness.
We are all just pretty liars, and I admit, dear one,
that I wanted you so badly once when you were my oxygen.

I smile the smile of one who managed to cry
whole rivers with the brokenhearted hurt of
a teenage girl who fell in love with the sun

but lost hold of her wax wings when she fell
from the graces of expectations and fled the wintry grins
of other girls who saw too much and laughed too loud.
You cannot hurt me anymore because I will not let you
and I wish we could go back to downing ribald jokes
laughing up a storm with silent giggles other people are envious of
because truth be told darling, I am simple and so were we.

I miss you.

So I smile with the sheer determination
of a girl thwarted and learned to embrace life
with the grace of a woman and not the
temper tantrums of an abandoned child.
You don’t see me anymore, old friend
but I am still here, waiting
in the shadows, pantomiming the life

we could have lived out together.
Do you miss me too? I think maybe you do.
and one day love, you’ll admit it to yourself too.

Glass

charlleyb

Joined May 2012

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the saddest part about growing up is losing people you loved.

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