To Whom It May Concern:
There was a time when I had nothing. I was an empty soul. My self-esteem had even less meaning. The only times my heart would beat faster was when I felt the arms of my Mom & Dad. Maybe that was all I really needed. Maybe that was why I kept my excitement at bay when I would meet somebody new. They would look at me oddly, a stranger. A weirdo…my family never did that.
But, as my body became of darkness, light, & reality, I discovered love. I discovered friendship. I discovered pain & sadness. I discovered how to overcome. Today, I find my heart & soul feeling it all at once. Every heartbeat falls so deep it cannot be expressed under my usual dialect. It’s just plain English.
You, my desired metaphor, have chosen not to guide me. You walked away, silent.
If I had a nickel…
I grow tired of these ill-defined friendships, these unsolved mysteries, you have gifted to me. You were supposed to be my sidekick. My path…
Yet, you’ve simply become a glorified acquaintance.
My smile will overcome what you’ve done to me. I will take these arms to the nighttime stars.
Shutting my eyes to forget you…
With kind regards,
©Drake J. Eszes