The Way You Look At Me

my forced smileit fooled the othersbut not youmy eyes gave me awayyou saidthe way you looked at mefor a few seconds my breath catchesat the back of my throatyou are peering into my soulstop doing that i really wish you would the way you look at meit breaks my heartterrified that one dayi will take a great…

Do you remember?

Do you remember when we first fell in love? I do. I didn’t want to want you. I tried so hard to resist it. I put up a good fight, too…That didn’t last long.You were handsome. Oh God, were you handsome.  But also so inconvenient.I had other plans, other dreams. About to graduate, working all the time.I was just so busy and I didn’t know.I…

Friendly Stranger

Sometimes I wonder when it happened,the moment when we changed.I must have been distractednot to notice how we’ve become so estranged. It doesn’t seem like it was so long ago,when your conversations filled the gaps of my day. I guess I thought you’d always be there,I never thought to ask you to stay.Over the course of the…

Always Remember

The alarm clock sounds off, but not for long.Have I ever told you that I admire the way you never hit the snooze button?It is so early that even the sun is still at rest.You pull me in close for one last warm embrace before you leave me cold when you pull away to start the day. The light you turn…

The first time I wrote about you.

I sense your presence all around me. I hear you in a love song on the radio. I see you in the man on the motorcycle next to me at the intersection. I feel you in the jolt of excitement that surges through me when I hear the ping of a text message and I…

This is not a poem.

January 31, 2019 My husband works in “over-the-road” freight transportation. As a result, he spends several weeks away from home at a time. I’ve had him home this past week which always takes me some getting used to. A few nights ago, I fell asleep in our bedroom while he stayed up in our office…

Space

I don’t know how to tell you this but you suffocate me. I don’t know what’s broken between us if it’s you or if it’s me. I just know that I love you but I need space. I forward your calls multiple times a day.How could you possibly have so much to say?It might sound weird to you but I actually like…