Your eyes carry a depth
my words could never hope to paint
in this lifetime.
I wrote that nearly two years ago. It’s been a long time since I’ve written like that.
I want to feel again. I want poetry again.
So much has changed in (a little more than) a year
So much has happened
So much has shifted and broken within my heart
I started on this road naive and believing
Stumbled a lot along the way
Lost so much
And learned even more.
Knowing what I know now
I wish I could do it all over again
I would have done so much better.
Mercy, erase it all
Mercy, please let me start new.
Home is where you are
Won’t you come and call me back?
Whisper tenderly to this heart
“I’m on my way
It’s not too late
You’re never too far gone
Wait for me
I will come for you I promise
And it will all be worth it.”
I used to call you a stranger
I shook my head and laughed
when you asked me to marry you
“You don’t even know me!”
Grinning, you said, “I know enough.”
The days passed
I fell in love
Fondly I called you
my home, my safe place
The steady rhythm of your heart
comforted me like nothing I’d ever known.
Nothing else mattered
when your strong arms held me close.
But just as time comes for everything
so did it come for us.
And for reasons I will never understand
now you have become
a stranger again.