I can only hope I live as well in the future as I do in the past.
Just said this. Nostalgia is a bitch.
If I told you that I took the long way home today,
Would you care?
I took the long way –
Looped around your favorite spot,
That place tucked between the staircase and that “out-of-place bench that meant so much to you.”
You weren’t there.
Then I walked up to the coffee shop that
You loved so much,
With that smell strong enough to make me sick.
I even bought a cup to remember how much I hated that shit.
Not there either.
Then I walked that “wooded path in your concrete jungle,”
Such a cliché fucking name –
But I walked it.
A word with such limited meaning
To the phone, it is spoken
The hope in your meandering eyes weaning.
The soft brown curls outline your face
The beauty of it marred by a sullen expression.
A closed conversation in an open place,
I see a tear fall from its progression.
Words can only be as beautiful as the thing that inspired them.
Here is a link to an original Villanelle of mine!
I wrote this back in 2007, and really just think its fitting to post this one first. Wow is this old. Here is the link to the original place I published it:
As I stagger to my feet,
I see the shadows on the floor.
Suddenly I feel so incomplete,
As I feel the breeze of the open door.
I look around, You’re not here.
I try to let go, I shed a tear
I never thought I’d see the day,
When You got up, and walked away.
As I sit here, all I see,
Ghosts of Us floating by.
All of the memories, too hard to watch.
Yet one of which caught my eye.
It was Us…
It was Love I know.
We shared a kiss,
I watched it grow.
But none of this seems real,
All of these memories,
This whole ordeal.
I feel the rain pouring down,
But I look to the sky,
I see not a cloud.
But I can’t stay here,
Now I know I must go,
But deep down in my heart,
I want You to follow…
But Love is a two-player game,
And if You give up,
It’s just not the same.
I hope You know
Exactly what You threw away,
It was something Real,
Nothing You see everyday.
But there is nothing I can do,
I have to let You see,
The one You are meant to be with,