Once You’re Gone

for someone I love

 

Life is a wonderful

trap you fail to acknowledge

until you break it off.

 

Never again will you see

such troubled waves,

days haunted by midnight’s

killer stare.

 

You will not dare to question

why the world extends

its wings, like a naive eagle

circling America

while the universe laughs,

chokes, laughs again.

 

Imagine the painstaking,

worth-its-while peace

that would shoot up,

out of the sky

if we simply loved–

if you just kept on walking.

March 17, 2014

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Leaving

You

know

the feeling

when you’re about

to leave

a place

you have known

for a long time?

It’s dawning

on me

that this is where

memories form,

unwilling

to even let us

let go

before they take

that place

away.

May 13, 2014