ALL THAT YOU WERE
As I sit on the swing where we used to meet,
Beginning at the start, our memories flow through my mind:
Capsizing our canoe on our first date,
Dancing about your living room in the candle light,
Echoes bouncing off of a caves walls, and
Full nights under the stars with you promising the moon.
Grief tears at my bosom at these rampaging thoughts
Hang in the air. Droplets travel down my dusty face.
I can't help but think "Who will give me the moon, now?"
Jumping off the swing, I head back to my car in the darkness
Knowing the lights will be off when I return home.
Lonely streets great me as I drive towards the cave I live in.
My home greets me but not like a sweet home would.
No, I enter into the heavy shadows that weigh my depressed soul down.
One day more with out you by my side, while I
Pretend that it is all okay. I walk towards my empty bed but I become
Quiet when I see the pictures of us, smiling. Almost
Reverently, I remove the photos off of the wall. The
Suffering is almost unbearable but I allow the paper with memory slip into the
Trash because hopefully in a few months thats all these memories will be.
Under the light of the moon, I get into my bed. I swear I begin to hear
Violins playing their sad music as I listen to the pattering of rain on my roof.
Without you, I feel lost and my body shattered, though an
X-ray would never agree with my concusses.
You are gone but you leaving me left a whole that has been
Zealously filled with pain and sorrow for that is all you were in my life.
Copyright © Tasha Taylor | Year Posted 2015