when the old me gets lonely

i want to write a
beautiful love song
and make your name
forever included in it’s passages
like flowers photographed
and kept in archival pages
so that it would always be there
to read and whisper
when the old me gets lonely
and needs something kind to remind me
that there were beautiful love songs
when i wrote that song
and took those yellowed photographs
so many thoughts ago
i just want to include you
instead of the broken heart along the way
and poisonous words mispoken
when they were to be love words
not this festering hell
taking up some old mans shelf space
goddamnit all

when the old me gets lonely

Jason Franklin

Springboro, United States

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poem about getting older, regret and old love

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