Forever’s a mighty long time and I really wanna spend it witchu.
Lemme just say that this song… is on repeat right now. I attempted to tell someone something today, something I’d been cradling since I laid eyes on this person (oh, for what now? nearly a year). I attempted, they knew what was coming and carefully pushed the words back deep down, deep, deep down into the deep. Ain’t no sense in allowing the heart to run amok. Sometimes, it needs to be tamed, or does it?
I attempted to tell you something today —
I opened my mouth, wrung my fingers
Tightly into each other from nervousness.
I breathed a sigh. I waited for you to watch me fumble
As I normally do around you.
And, you with your green eyes, humbly
Informed me that I did not need to say
No need? No words? Do you know already?
I am open with my expressions and you know this too.
However, today, rain came and showered the
Two of us, so you thought my words
Would do the same.
I have no need for raining on you.
I have my own clouds.
My own storms to deal with, but
I think dealing with them alone is
a S O N G I no longer want to hear.
Listen To Them With Me
Comfort is kinder when there’s two.
Fall with me. That isn’t much to ask.
There isn’t more I need.
Not when I can say that I am moved
To the MOUNTAINS by your voice.
No matter, you hand-picked the words
For me, bleached them to make them prettier,
And sent them back my way.
Confessions were easier
When I was younger.
There was no fear.
Now, there is far too much of it.
And, here I am —
Watching you, watch me,
Watching us destroy
Ourselves before we can
Even be constructed.
We are a burning building.
But, that’s love, right?
©Tremaine L. Loadholt 30April16
Author’s Note: I wanted to make this an audio poem, but I can’t get past a certain part without breaking. So, nope to audio.