The One Who Got Away

Written by: Brandi Simpson

Stillness, Strong
A dark ocean of thought
Too deep to swim
But still I ponder at
The ripples of my reflection
Trying to see what he sees
View the world through his eyes
View me through his heart
But I can’t unmask the disguise
I can’t uncover the volume
Of thought that he hides
Hand out saying “Come on.
Let’s take this grand life for a ride.”
But he hesitates to reach
And just before he does
He leans back on his feet
And turns away from me
To his obligations
Heartbroken, I smile
And wait in hesitation
Before I drop my hand
To my side, empty
Empty as my heart
Hide the tears inside
Smile and depart