It was September,

The nights were drawing in,

There was a chill in the air, tears in my eyes
…Your body felt cold beside me.

I didn’t know what to say to you
You glanced at me with those lover’s eyes
And I was afraid to search too deeply
I was afraid to look too closely
I knew you could break me
You knew you’d destroy me
I was convinced of your answer
But didn’t want to hear.

Words caught in my mouth,
I choked on the truth
I couldn’t bear to tell you
That I couldn’t stand to lose you.

I sat beside you, close enough to touch
But you were a thousand miles away.

(c) 2006.

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  1. Always wiser in hindsight, when time and distance has taken away much of the sting. Better to know your truth than to have to live a lie in a relationship that was doomed not to last. I always think for any relationship to endure you have to begin as friends, because once the lust wears off ( and off does) what is there left if you really don’t have much apart from sex in common.
    Very nice prose.


  2. What a splendidly written piece.
    I’ve had this horrible feeling many a time and never had the courage or honesty to write something so personal about myself on solid paper, and here you are sharing it with the world.
    Applause for all your poetry. It’s solid stuff. :]


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