The sunlight echoes across the room
We said goodbye; they left down the callow way.
Later, after fizzy breath
and Valentine thoughts,
I’m told she’ll be alright.
The sun drops into bittersweet horizons.
Shadows fall, and remain there still.
When the phone rings, you don’t expect
and a shuddered breath.
The man who doesn’t cry weeps.
Two boys confused, I hold them.
Feeling misplaced, I return to my thoughts, which only remove me further.
I was told
she’ll be alright.
It didn’t rain; the sky was clear
and that night, the stars were bright.
She is gone.
Two girls left alone.
The blue house was wrong and
No longer careless, emotion keeps me overtime.
A quiet darkness enters.
The night calls, and I can’t surrender.
In the morning, birds fly.
I remain in the windowless room, pleading with the dream to fade.
Nevertheless, the dream is tangible and
she is gone.